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CLASSICAL METRES.                        267
Come, all ye | weary and | worn, ye | heavily | laden and |
I sighing—
Come ye, oh, | come ye to | Christ II —Saviour, | Comforter, |
I King.
F. B. R.
Man disa | vows and | Dei | ty dis | owns me; Hell might | afford | my miser | ies a | shelter, Therefore | hell keeps |. her ever | hungry | mouths all Bolted a | gainst me.
Cold was the j night wind, | drifting | fast the | snow fell, Wide were the | dcwns and | shelter | less and | naked, When a poor | wand'rer | struggled | on her | journey
Weary and | waysore.
Southey. " The Widow."
The two following- stanzas are from the Anti-Jacobin, in parody of Southey's matter and manner:
Needy | knife grind | er, whither | are you | going ? Rough is I the road, | your wheel is | out of | order: Bleak blows | the blast— | your hat has | got a | hole in't,
So have your | breeches.
• The ilactyl and trochee in the first and third foot respectively would be inadmissible in classic verse. The specimens are scanned in such a manner as to give them every chai.ce of being considered rhythmical.

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