His handling of the elegiac couplet, and especially of its second line, deserves especial recognition.
He figures with Desportes in the disdainful couplet of Boileau on Ronsard: "Ce poke orgueilleux, trebuche de si haut, Rendit plus retenus Desportes et Bertaut."
For the rest of his life he was Richard's man, and though warned by the famous couplet that "Dykon his master" was bought and sold, "Jack of Norfolk" led the archer vanguard at Bosworth and died in the fight, from which his son the earl of Surrey was carried away a wounded prisoner.
David accomplished the conquests of Saul but on a grander scale; " Saul hath slain his thousands and David his tens of thousands " is the popular couplet comparing the relative merits of the rival dynasts.
2-II is balanced prose, 12-14 plain prose, 15 a couplet, i.
Homer marks in a celebrated couplet his sense of the moral deterioration commonly wrought by the condition of slavery (Od.
As the New Town expanded, the Heriot Trust - whose revenues were greatly benefited thereby - erected day-schools in different districts, in which thousands of infants and older children received a free education, and, in 1 James Gillespie (1726-1797) was a tobacco and snuff manufacturer, and when he set up his carriage Henry Erskine suggested as a motto the homely couplet " Wha wad hae thocht it, That noses wad bocht it?
Constructed and written in almost slavish imitation of Virgil, employing for medium a very unsuitable vehicle - the Alexandrine couplet (as reformed and rendered monotonous for dramatic purposes) - and animated neither by enthusiasm for the subject nor by real understanding thereof, it could not but be an unsatisfactory performance.
A fanciful explanation of his lameness is that it alludes to the elegiac couplet, one verse of which is shorter than the other.
The Chaucerian couplet conveys the idea of an award to a patient husband, without reference to the wife.
Other words, by a non-Euclidean construction he trisected the angle AOC, for it is readily seen that, since FD' = FO = OC, the angle FOB = 2 AOC. 6 This couplet of constructions is as important from the calculator's point of view as it is interesting geometrically.
A couplet of Propertius is written upon the walls of Pompeii in the following form: "Quisquis amator erit, Scythiae licet ambulet oris, I Nemo adeo ut feriat, barbarus esse uolet."
Place the couplet, "And eek of many another maner cryme I Which nedeth nat rehercen at this tyme," which should stand after v.
To take an instance already referred to, it is not clear at first sight whether in the couplet from Propertius Scythiae is more likely to be a misrecollection of some text of the 1st century A.D., or Scythicis some scribe's assimilation which made its way into the transmitted text in the course of the next thousand years.
Its form being that of the couplet with parallelism of clauses; in the Old Testament it signifies a folk-saying (Ezek.
Moreover, this reading supplies no antithesis in the couplet, the second line of which is: " But he who obeys instruction (or law), happy is he "; we should expect the first line to read: " Where there is no guidance people throw off restraint," as in xi.
With regard to the form of the poem, Rutilius handles the elegiac couplet with great metrical purity and freedom, and betrays many signs of long study in the elegiac poetry of the Augustan era.
Especially in his later plays a verse and a couplet will crash out with fulgurous brilliancy, and then be succeeded by pages of very second-rate declamation or argument.