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" Who warns his friend to shake off toil and trouble, And quit his books, for fear of growing double; Who, both by precept and example, shows That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose... "
Lord Byron's Works - Página 17
de George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1821
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Three Lectures on English Literature

Sir William Symington M'Cormick - 1889 - 184 páginas
...poet meant this poem to be pathetic. The subject of our pathos is, not its hero, but its author.1 i " Thus, when he tells the tale of Betty Foy, The idiot mother of '.an idiot boy ; ' Wordsworth writes that Burns' light, " breaking forth as nature's own " — " Showed my youth How...
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English Poetry and Poets

Sarah Warner Brooks - 1890 - 506 páginas
...hostility of reviews and the ridicule of satirists. At once, he became notorious as one — " Who both hy precept and example shows That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose." Fortunatel}-, -with Wordsworth, as with many another, theory and practice did not go hand in hand....
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The Silver Domino, Or, Side Whispers, Social and Literary

Marie Corelli - 1893 - 365 páginas
...blank-verse rule, The simple ARNOLD, with his ' Asia's Light,' Who wins attention by translation-right ; And both by precept and example shows That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose, Convinced himself, by demonstration plain, There never will be such a book again, And never such a...
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Poets on Poets

Lady Jane Maria Grant Strachey, Lady Strachey (Jane Maria) - 1894 - 324 páginas
...warns his friend "to shake off toil and trouble, And quit his books, for fear of growing double ; " Who, both by precept and example, shows That prose...demonstration plain, Poetic souls delight in prose inane ; And Christmas stories, tortured into rhyme, Contain the essence of the true sublime. Thus,...
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The Silver Domino, Or, Side Whispers, Social and Literary

Marie Corelli - 1894 - 365 páginas
...blank-verse rule, The simple ABNOLD, with his ' Asia's Light,' Who wins attention by translation-right; And both by precept and example shows That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose, Convinced himself, by demonstration plain, There never will be such a book again, And never such a...
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English Men of Letters, Volumen 2

John Morley - 1894
...passage is written " unjust," a concession not much sooner made than withdrawn — is dubbed an idiot, who — " Both by precept and example shows, That prose is verse, and verse is only prose ;" and Coleridge, a baby — " To turgid ode and tumid stanza dear." The lines ridiculing...
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British Poets of the Revolution Age: (Burns, Byron, Moore, Scott, Shelley ...

William Clarke Robinson - 1900 - 188 páginas
...Wordsworth, who had written a poem on " The Idiot Boy," is called the hero of his own story : — The bard, who both by precept and example, shows, That prose is verse, and verse is merely prose. Whilst Jeffrey, Brougham, Moore, Scott, Southey, and the rest, are all dismissed with the general challenge...
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A History of English Literature

E. J. Mathew - 1901 - 534 páginas
...from poetic rule — The simple Wordsworth, framer of a lay As soft as evening in his favourite May, Who, both by precept and example, shows That prose...demonstration plain, Poetic souls delight in prose insane. Thus, when he tells the tale of Betty Foy, The idiot mother of an 'an idiot boy,' So close on each...
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Studien über Byron und Wordsworth

Francis Heveningham Pughe - 1902 - 167 páginas
...htm lay kaum als übertrieben erscheint; der kritiker, der Wordsworth verspottet hatte. weil er .... both by precept and example, shows That prose is verse and verse is merely prose überbietet sogar in seinen dramen die verstösse Wordsworth's gegen poetische konvention durch den...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volumen 9

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...Who warns his friend " to shake off toil and trouble And quit his books, for fear of growing double;" Who, both by precept and example, shows That prose...stories tortured into rhyme Contain the essence of the truth sublime. Thus, when he foretells the tale of Betty Foy, The idiot mother of "an idiot boy ; "...
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