How his brother used to snap him up and ask if he had nothing better to do than to dawdle around into Maple Street and swing Prudence under the maples in that old garden, or to write rhymes with her and correct her German exercises!
" "It makes rhymes, don't it?
The bellows has old carved wings round it and round the visnomy is inscribed, as near as I remember, not divided into rhyme,I found out the rhyme, "Whom have we here Stuck on this bellows, But the Prince of good fellows, Willy Shakspere?" At top, "O base and coward lack, To be here stuck!
Although the heroic drama, as we have described it at length in the preceding pages, presented the strongest temptation to the exercise of argumentative poetry in sounding rhyme, Dryden was at length contented to abandon it for the more pure and chaste style of tragedy, which professes rather the representation of human beings, than the creation of ideal perfection, or fantastic and anomalous characters.
Therefore, penas and arenas would form a feminine rhyme.
The mother repeats her rhymes and verses solely to give pleasure, and if our aim is the deepening of appreciation, there is no reason for leaving the green and grassy path that Nature has showed to the mother for the hard and beaten track of "recitation."
Or, to get merry, We sing an old rhyme That made the wood ring again In summer time: Sweet summer time!
With a band of king's players by Bill Shakespeare led, I played many roles, e'en recalled the dead To piece out my plot or to string out my rhyme, Nor considered it theft, more an honor that time, To borrow a plot for a queen or a king, And watch their amuse as my poor muse would sing.
But here is jubilation in the air And matter made to build the jocund rhyme on, Though in our joyance some may fail to share, Like Mr. RUNCIMAN or Major SIMON, That hardened warrior, he Who won the Military O.B.E. Already dawns for us a golden age (Lo! with the loud "All Clear!"
I wrote, 'tis true, some sonnets, plays, To make a living, pass the time In merriment or jest and glee I turned out many a ribaled rhyme.
In the dream of the Northern poets, The brave who in battle die Fight on in shadowy phalanx In the field of the upper sky; And as we read the sounding rhyme, The reverent fancy hears The ghostly ring of the viewless swords And the clash of the spectral spears.
To the child it means a bright point that glitters and twinkles in the sky, and sets him saying an old nursery rhyme.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in.
In the Harz, on Midsummer night, branches of the fir-tree are decorated with flowers and coloured eggs, around which the young people dance, singing rhymes.
In the poem called Home, every stanza is perfectly finished till the last: in it, with an access of art or artfulness, he destroys the rhyme.
" "It's short 'cause I run out o' rhymes," admitted Peggy.
Beer prompted CALVERLEY'S immortal rhymes, Extolling it as utterly eupeptic; But on that point, in these exacting times, The weight of evidence supports the sceptic; Beer is not suitable for torrid climes Or if your tendency is cataleptic; But tea in moderation, freshly brewed, Was never by Sir ANDREW CLARK tabooed.
It was quite unusual that Kurt had not produced a rhyme about her great devotion.
"Very well, if I can remember the rhyme," responded Roy.
These verses may rhyme at the will of the poet, provided that three verses having the same rhyme do not follow each other successively.
Shelley no doubt wanted a rhyme for 'morrow' and 'sorrow': he has made use of 'borrow' in a compact but not perspicuous phrase.
If it was Hugo who invented French rhyme it was Banville who broke up the couplet.
Everybody knows the old rhyme: "On the twenty-seventh of July Sow your turnips, wet or dry.
Eleanor Teressa Pratt Duncan (A); 2Feb62; R290737. Sunny time spelling rhymes step by step with Betty and Jack.
'To J.A.W. I owe the first great knowledge of that other love between man and man, which Whitman has since taught us to call "the dear love of comrades"; and to him I owe that I never burned those early rhymes, or broke my little reedan unequivocal service to me, whatever the public, should it be consulted, may think.
Much meant it all to me to seek and sing, Ah, Love, but how much more to-day to bring This 'rhyme that first of all he made when young.' Take it and love it, 'tis the prophecy For whose poor silver thou hast given me gold; Yea!
* * As on my couch in languor, lonely, I weave beguiling rhyme, Comes back with strangely sweet remembrance That far-removed time.
There is no shadow of reason for supposing a rhyme, or for Field's thinking that any reader would interpret La B. by la beltà.
'Had I known that he loved rhyme as much as you tell me he does, I should have hugged him,' i. 427.
Oh, dear, I sure am crazy!" IX THE MYSTERY GROWS "Can a body be a body, Yet not a body be? Tell a body, anybody, Didst such a body see?" Of course it was Sammy Jay who was humming such a foolish-sounding rhyme as that.
First, he would be a poet; but, after a few hours' labor, he declared the exertion of hunting up rhymes too great an exertion.
These have been so well received by the public that the author, in deference to the wishes of some of his friends, has ventured to include the following rhymes in this work: HERE AND HEREAFTER.
The lines are knit together; sonnet-fashion, by the device of interlacing the rhymes, the second, fourth, fifth, and seventh lines rhyming.
Soon the poets did not limit themselves to end-rhymes, which ran the risk of becoming monotonous, but introduced also internal rhyme, which set up what we may call a continuous chain of melody: is aire caraim DOIRE ar a reidhe ar a ghlOINE 's ar iomad a aingel fIND ó 'n CIND go aoich arOILE.
Your wit burlesque may one step higher climb, And in his sphere may judge all doggrel rhyme: All proves, and moves, and loves, and honours too; All that appears high sense, and scarce is low.
" "It ain't Shakespeare," murmured the bard, "but the idee is O.K." My brother commended the lines as lacking neither rhyme nor reason, but he questioned the propriety of alluding to a lady's appetite, and protested strongly against the use of that abject wordworm.
I prythee leave these rhymes, and tell us where thy master is? CLOWN.
"The dream is o'er, and I to-day Return to modern time; But yet I've something more to say, If you will list my rhyme.
The last phrase of this note was actually printed: "the fu ll consonant rhyme."
Let nought therefore thee affright, But make forward in thy flight; For if I could match thy rhyme To the very stars I'd climb, There begin again, and fly Till I reached Eternity.
O cheer and tune my heartless breast Defer no time; That so thy favours granting my request, They and my mind may chime, And mend my rhyme.
Of the "Merriment of Parsons" one of the most conspicuous instances was to be found in the Rev. W.H. Brookfield, the "little Frank Whitestock" of Thackeray's Curate's Walk, and the subject of Lord Tennyson's characteristic elegy: "Brooks, for they called you so that knew you best Old Brooks, who loved so well to mouth my rhymes, How oft we two have heard St. Mary's chimes!
From the practice of printing the long lines of fourteen syllables in two short lines, arose the license of some of our poets, who, though professing to write in stanzas, neglect the rhymes of the first and third lines.
" "Snow?" "No, nodoes snow rhyme with 'sleep'?" "Paper?" "No, no.
So Parian columns, raised with costly care, [21a] Vile snails and worms may daub, yet not impair, While the tough titles, and obdurate rhyme, Fatigue the busy grinders of old Time.
It is contrary to rule, to omit any rhyme which the current of the verse leads the reader to expect.
He had as much confidence in his homebred speech as Bacon had want of it, and exclaims, "Not marble nor the gilded monuments Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme.
With them the flower of minstrels came, And to their cunning harps did frame In doleful numbers piercing rhymes, Such strains as in the older times Had sooth'd the spirit of Fingal, Echoing thro' his father's hall.
The thief might be punished for his 'Wild Gallant.' Dryden, who one would have thought had more wit, The censure of every man did disdain, Pleading some pitiful rhymes he had writ
Able to upraise, Men dead many days, That wonted to praise The rhymes and the lays Of poets laureate: Whose verse did decorate, And their lines 'lustrate Both prince and potentate.
And my second annotation shall consist of an inquiry: What is there in corrupt and diseased human nature which makes persons prefer such execrable rhyme as that quoted above, and that which I find upon two-thirds of the tombstones here, to decent English prose, which one would suppose might have been produced at a much less expenditure of intellectual effort?
The Editor has subjoined a note, explaining his reason for printing these "schoolboy rhymes," which, of course, is not for their literary merit; still, in comparison with many of Lord Byron's after productions, what the present want of head, others lack of heart, and this is a home truth which his warmest admirers must acknowledge.
Receiv'd by Thee, I prophesy my Rhymes The Praise of Virgins in succeeding Times: Mix'd with thy Works, their Life no Bounds shall see, But stand protected, as inspir'd by thee.
" But (that I may pass over his salute) he takes notice of my great pains to prove rhyme as natural in a serious play, and more effectual than blank verse.
He had been debating in his own mind whether he should adopt the Dante rhyme for his ode to the young Madonna, or make it in strophes.
After his death the ballad-singers, with many fiddles and the like, came again and gave him a fine wake, each adding to the merriment whatever he knew in the way of rann, tale, old saw, or quaint rhyme.
Without enumerating further instances of this kind, we may quote the subjoined rhyme relating to the onion, as a specimen of many similar ones scattered here and there in various countries: "To dream of eating onions means Much strife in thy domestic scenes, Secrets found out or else betrayed, And many falsehoods made and said.
Shall the prosperity of a pardon still Secure thy railing rhymes, infamous Gill, At libelling?
By moonlight in the garden she recited all the passionate rhymes she knew by heart, and, sighing, sang to him many melancholy adagios; but she found herself as calm after this as before, and Charles seemed no more amorous and no more moved.
In one of the Saxon spells which Mr. Kemble has inserted in the Appendix, we at once recognised a rhyme which we had heard an old woman in our childhood use,and in which many Saxon words unintelligible to her were probably retained.
We were sorry we hadn't, very sorry indeed; all we could do was to endeavour to recollect a rhyme and adapt it to her case, that we learnt in the nursery when we were something under fifteen, and, although it didn't seem to assuage her grief muchprobably because she didn't understand a word of Englishwe think it ought to be quoted in case it should be useful to others.
At Merchant Tailors' School, what time Old Bishop held the rod, The boys rehearsed the old man's rhyme Whilst he would smile and nod.
In our family we have always relished Oliver Herford's nonsense rhymes, including the account of Willie's displeasure with his goat: "I do not like my billy goat, I wish that he was dead; Because he kicked me, so he did, He kicked me with his head.
" But in the process of development it became usual to find a new word for the end of the fifth line, thus at once securing a threefold rhyme and introducing the element of unexpectedness, instead of inevitableness, into the conclusion.
On the other hand, he would stint his pleasures, or his benevolences, which were among them, for no one; and when he found that to spend money he had to make it, he saw neither rhyme nor reason in accepting less than his due.
A good Poet never concludes upon the first line, till he has sought out such a rhyme as may fit the Sense already prepared, to heighten the second.
And rub up your Muse, the family Muse, and send us a rhyme or so.
Is it not evident that Shakespeare chose the word "sped" as a rhyme to "bed," and that the imitator, in endeavouring to recollect the jingle, has not only spoiled the rhyme, but missed the fact that all "three" were "married," notwithstanding that "two" were "sped"?
Neither to him across the stubble field May stack nor garner any comfort bring, Who loveth more this jasmine he hath made, The little tender rhyme he yet can sing, Than yesterday, with all its pompous yield, Or all its shaken laurels on his head.
Bands of young men perambulated the island by night, and at the door of every dwelling-house they struck up a Manx rhyme, beginning "Noght oie howney hop-dy-naw," that is to say, "This is Hollantide Eve."
'I suppose,' said he at last, speaking very excellent French, 'that you are not able to suggest a rhyme for the word Covilha.' I answered him that my acquaintance with the Spanish language was so limited that I was unable to oblige him.
"It is an experimental incantation," she replied, "in that it is a bit of unfinished magic for which the proper words have not yet been found: but between now and a while they will be stumbled on, and then this rune will live perpetually, surviving all those rhymes that are infected with thought and intelligent meanings such as are repugnant to human nature.
Now there are sundry examples which may be cited to show, that the iambus, without any additional syllable, and without the liability of being confounded with an other foot, may, and sometimes does, stand as a line, and sustain a regular rhyme.
145 Of maids at sunrise bringing in from far Their May-bush [O], and along the streets in flocks Parading with a song of taunting rhymes, Aimed at the laggards slumbering within doors; Had also heard, from those who yet remembered, 150 Tales of the May-pole dance, and wreaths that decked Porch, door-way, or kirk-pillar;
"In the Idyll on the peace, I made the first essay to throw off rhymes, and the kind reception that poem met with, has encouraged me to attempt it again.
In rhyme, fine, tinkling rhyme, and flowand verse, With now and then some sense; and he was paid for't, Regarded and rewarded; which few poets Are nowadays.
20 Facing to the northern clime, Thrice he traced the Runic rhyme, Thrice pronounced, in accents dread, The thrilling verse that wakes the dead, Till from out the hollow ground Slowly breathed a sullen sound.
Leave such to tune their own dull rhymes, and know What's roundly smooth or languishingly slow; And praise the easy vigour of a line, Where Denham's strength, and Waller's sweetness join.
You are not even versesare hardly rhymes.
many a time For you I wove my pictur'd rhyme; Refin'd new thoughts and fancies crude
His blindness and the necessity under which it laid him of keeping in his head long stretches of verse at one time, because he could not look back to see what he had written, probably helped his naturally quick and delicate sense of cadence to vary the pauses, so that a variety of accent and interval might replace the valuable aid to memory which he put aside in putting aside rhyme.
"It was because her voice and the poems had been vibrating with life and because the ardour and delirium of our love had adorned my rhymes with all their charms, that they seemed so beautiful.
Acute John Davis, I affect thy rhymes, That jerk in hidden charms these looser times; Thy plainer verse, thy unaffected vein, Is graced with a fair and sweeping train.
The very roughness of her rendering is part of herself, and not lightly to be touched; for it seems in many cases that she intentionally avoided the smoother and more usual rhymes.
~The Skaters.~ Above the frozen floods Gay feet keep time, Steel-shod, their measures beat Insistent rhyme.
It not only a desire, but a passion, for every spark of genius that shows itself among us; there is not a bull-calf in our national pasture that can bleat a rhyme but it is ten to one, among his friends and no takers, that he is the real, genuine, no-mistake Osiris.
According to his canons, it is indeed absurd to represent a number of characters facing some terrible crisis in their lives by capping rhymes like a party playing 'bouts rimés.'
But the advent of DEXTER has changed the sinister rhyme to: One white foot, spy him, Two white feet, try him, Three white feet, buy him, Four white feet and a white nose, And a mile in 2-17 he goes.
The body was lowered into the grave; the officiating minister made a brief, and somewhat cold, discourse on the frailty of life; the young females afterwards came forward, and each threw her wreath of flowers on the coffin; and then chanted some rhymes.
She coins words and bakes lace-edged griddle-cakes and contrives rhymes, and tells on the last page of the book how it was made.
Like Milton he deplored rhyme as the invention of a barbarous age, and no doubt he would have rejoiced to go further and banish accent as well as rhymed endings.
Most girls do,I mean those who are bright and sentimental; still, she produced but indifferent work, like Cicero when he was young, and soon dropped rhyme forever for the greater freedom of prose, into which she poured from the first all the wealth of her poetic soul.
No hesitation now, as in his former efforts to effect his rhymes.
But ah! the dream eludes the rhyme, As dreams break free from sleep; The dream will keep its own free time, In mazy float or sweep.
He had employed other rhymes whose dim echoes are repeated in remote stanzas, like faint reverberations of a bell.
And thus in very good time I end my rudeful rhyme.
Campbell would step out of New Burlingtonstreet into the Park; Miss Mitford would keep a Covent-Garden audience awake with her own tragedies, and Planché would no longer entrust his rhymes to Paton or Vestris.
We must not estimate the rhyme of Shakespeare by the mode of subsequent times, but by a comparison with his contemporaries or with Spenser.
If we are expecting a word which will rhyme with blossom and find bosom, or if we are expecting a rhyme for breath and find beneath, the effect is unpleasant.
Sometimes he would extemporise a little rhyme for them, filling it out with his clear, happy voice, and that tender pantomime that comes so naturally to a man who not merely loves childrenfor who is there that does not?but one born with the instinct for intercourse with them.