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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.
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 :