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16 8                             OR TIJOMETR Y.
Ambition this shall tempt to rise,
Then whirl the wretch from high,                   
To bitter Scorn a sacrifice,
And grinning Infamy. The stings of Falsehood these shall try, And hard Unkindness' alter'd eye.
" Ode on the Prospect of Eton Colt."
Another fault to be mentioned here is the intro­duction of words merely for the sake of rhyme. This is done in various ways—first, by making use of unnecessary and superfluous words, as :
Rome, the terror of the world,
At length shall sink, in ruin hurled.
Again:
So, when a smooth expanse receives impressed Calm Nature's image on its watery breast.
That is, when a smooth piece of water reflects natural objects. Now in both these instances the rhymes are made by words that had better been omitted; and the last not only clogs the sentence, but gives a false idea; for the objects which are reflected by a mirror are not impressed upon it.
This arises sometimes when a rhyme is wanted for a word that has but few rhymes to it in the lan­guage. The term world is one of these ; there are not above five that will pair with it; two of which zrefurled and hurledy and these being more pliable than the others, are therefore often worked up into some distorted phrase to furnish a rhyme; for ex­ample :






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