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BLANK VERSE.                             197
(i) The free use of one or two hypermetrical syllables:
Thou marshal'st me the way that I was go | Ing.
" Macbeth.**
To-day | h6 puts forth The tender leaves of hope, to-morrow bios | sums, And bears his blushing honours thick upon | him.
"Henry VIII?
The use of these additional syllables increases in Shakspere's later plays.
(ii) The use of extra mid-syllables before the caesural pause, which also becomes more marked in the latter plays of Shakspere :
This is his Majesty ; say your mind to him.
"All's Well."
Then when I feel and see her, no further trust her.
"Winter's Tale."
And first-fruits of my body, from his presence I am barred.
" Winter's Tale."
The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun,
And with him rises weeping; these are flowers
Of middle summer.
" Winter's Tale."