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" tis all one ; And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph : (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses) j An equal stock of wit and valour He had laid in, by birth a tailor. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 402
edited by - 1804
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 1

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...other instance. Many have laughed at the queerness of the comparison in these lines, • For rhime the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses f; who never dreamt that there was any person or'party, practice or opinion, derided in them. But as...
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The Universal magazine, Volume 15

1811
..."bosom's screen.'" To be sure, the precedi ng line ended with " between," and Butler lias told that Rhime the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. Sometimes, however, they steer but badly, as when our author wrote> " It was a lodge of ample size,...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...j, 'tis all one ; Ad when we can, with metre safe, Well call him to ; if not, plain Ralph ; (for rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses.) An equal stock of wit and valour He had laid m, by birth a tailor. Tt mighty Tynan queen, that gain'd...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 2

John Walker - 1811
...necessity to depart from the meaning of the original. For Butler's remark is as true as it is ludicrous, that ** Rhyme the rudder is of verses, " With which, like ships, they steer their courses." Accordingly, in numberless instances, we may observe in Pope a violation of Homer's sense, of which...
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Discoveries in hieroglyphics, and other antiquities, in ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Deverell - 1813
...represented in Fig. Q. And when we can with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph ; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses,) An equal stock of wit and valour 465 He had laid in, by birth a tailor. The mighty Tyrian queen, that...
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The Boston Spectator: Devoted to Politicks and Belles-lettres, Volume 1

United States - 1814
...has acknowledged, that in rhyming couplets, one verse is made for the other ; and that " Rhyme tlie rudder is of verses, With which, like, ships, they...favour. It can boast no alliance with those great masters of fine writing, the Greeks and Romans. Homer and Virgil knew nothing of rhyme ; and had they...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine

John Walker - 1814
...depart from the meaning of the original. For Butler's remark is as true as it is ludicrous, that -Rhvmc the rudder is of Verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses. Accordingly, in numberless instances, we may observe in, Pope.' a violation of Homer's sense, of which...
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Hudibras

Robert Deverell - 1816
...represented in Fig. 9. A ' And when we can with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph ; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses,) An equal stock of wit and valour 46p He had laid in, by birth a tailor. The mighty Tyrian queen, that...
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Hudibras, a Poem, Volume 1

Samuel Butler - English poetry - 1819
...Ralpho, 'tis all one: 460 And when we can with metre safe, We'll call him so; if not, plain Ralph; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses,) An equal stock of wit and valour, He had laid in, by birth a tailor. ,;ol oT The mighty Tyrian Queen,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 9

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...Ralpho, 'tis all one ; And when we can, with metre safe, We'll call him so ; if not, plain Ralph ; (For rhyme the rudder is of verses, With which, like ships, they steer their courses) An equal stock of wit and valour He had lain in, by birth a tailor. The mighty Tyrian queen, that gain'd...
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