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admission admits allowed Anapest appears Aristophanes Author begin betwixt called CHIG close combination Comedy Comic common considered consists consonants contains correct Cretic Dactyl dimeter dipodia division Edition Elmsley ending English examples exhibit feet following lines foot four frequently German give given Grammar Greek HISTORY Iambic Iambic verse Iambus ictuation ictus initial instances kind language Latin least less marked metre MICHIG movement names nature necessary never object occur Orest pairs perhaps Phoen Plut Plutus Porson practical preceding present principal Prom pronounced proper quoted rare remark RSITY scansion scholars Schools sense separately short short vowel similar SITY sometimes Spondee structure student syllable syntax take place termination Tetrameter tion Tragedy Tragic Trimeter Trochaic UNIV UNIVE UNIVE UNIVERSITY utterance verse Vide word γὰρ καὶ μὲν μοι οὐ τε τὸ τὸν ὡς
Page 41 - Poet may be considered as a fortiori credible of the lighter and more volant speech of the Athenian. With great caution, however, let the young Student proceed to investigate the metres of Terence in comparison with those of Aristophanes ; or he may find himself sadly confused by their diversity, instead of being at all instructed by their similitude; notwithstanding the general agreement of both in the cause of so much apparent licence, namely, in the approach which Comedy always must make to the...
Page 6 - The latter (R), requiring u- and rejecting — in 5th, takes place not only in such a simple structure of words as that above given, but under circumstances more complex, which will be explained in note (B) ch. xvi., on the Cretic Termination. This delicacy of structure was discovered by Porson, who gave the name of pausa to it, p.
Page 23 - No Scholar since that day appears to have doubted or discussed Dawes's account of this matter, much less to have approved and defended it. With great reluctance one dissents from so masterly a critic, whose contributions to metrical knowledge can never be estimated too highly: but much careful thought bestowed on the subject has led to that very different result which is here (§. 1.) and above (ch.
Page 12 - This nicety of structure in the long Trochaic of Tragedy was first discovered by Professor Porson : not an idea of such a canon seems ever to have been hinted before. (Vid. Kidd's Tracts and Misc. Criticisms of Porson, p. 197— Class. Journ. No. XLV. pp. 166, 7 — Maltby's Lexicon Grœco-Prosodiacum, p.