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But love | what she loves in others, || evermore | her own doth
Thus the several joy of each | becomes the common joy of
all.” ...1-Cardinal Damiani.
The Cæsural Pause is one used to divide a line of poetry into equal or unequal parts; as, after labors, others, and each, in the preceding example.
The Demi-Cæsural Pause is a short pause which sometimes divides the parts of the line already divided by the Cæsura; as,
after diverse, rewards, love, evermore, thus, and common.
It will be observed that the places for the occurrence of the Cæsural and Demi-Cæsural, always depend upon the Sentential and Rhetorical pauses; thus, believing that the sense of the passage demands that the Rhetorical pause should be used after curfew, in the line
“The curfew ... tolls the knell of parting day,” the Cæsural also occurs there; but if, from a misunderstanding of the true meaning, we should imagine that knell was placed in apposition with curfew, we should have both the rhetorical and cæsural pause occurring after tolls ; as,
6. The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.” When no pause is required either by the punctuation or the sentiment, the harmonic pause should not be observed.
“ Launch thy bark, mariner!
MARINER'S Hymn. - Mrs Southey
“ As torrents in summer,
Half dried in their channels,
“So hearts that are fainting
Grow full to o'erilowing,
“ The dawn is not distant,
THE SAGA OF KING OLAF.-Longfellow.
Dimeter and Trimeter.
“ Whate'er the loss,
Whate'er the cross,
Luther's Hymn.- Whittier,
Go Yet seeking, ever seeking
Like the children, I have won
When first my guest begun,
Out-wearied, to my breast;
Yet was the unsought best.
I did not seek for pain ;
Yet I find the heart's sore losses
“He gives what He gives. Be content!
He resumes nothing given, — be sure !
And scourged away all those impure.
“He lends not; but gives to the end,
As He loves to the end. If it seem
ONLY A CURL. — Mrs. Browning.
6. Two hands to work addrest,
Aye for His praise;
Walking His ways;
Through all their tears ;
Not wrath, nor fears;'
Now AND AFTERWARDS. - Miss Muloch.
6. Come, pensive Nun, devout and pure,
“ Heavy with the heat and silence
Grew the afternoon of Summer;
“And poor, proud Byron,--sad as grave
And salt as life! forlornly brave,
“ And visionary Coleridge, who
VISION OF POETS.- Mrs. Browning
Tetrameter and Dimeter. “ Truth is large. Our aspiration
Scarce embraces half we be.
When Pan is dead.
“O brave poets, keep back nothing ;
Pan, Pan is dead."
THE DEAD PAN.- Tord.
“Dew-drops are the gems of morning,
When we are old :
YOUTH AND AGE.-Coleridge.
Tetrameter and Trimeter,
“Oft in my waking dreams do I
Live o'er again that happy hour, When midway on the mount I lay
Beside the ruin'd tower.
“ The moonshine, stealing o'er the scene,
Had blended with the lights of eve; And she was there, my hope, my joy,
My own dear Genevieve!”- - Love.- Ibid.