Rime as a Criterion of the Pronunciation of Spenser, Pope, Byron, and Swinburne: A Contribution to the History of the Present English Stressed Vowels

Almqvist & Wiksells Boktryck., 1909 - 211 páginas

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Página xiv - For pronunciation the best general rule is, to consider those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words.
Página iii - J. Unna, Die Sprache John Heywood's in seinem Gedichte The Spider and the Flie. Diss. Rostock, 1903.
Página 9 - Seek with my plaints to match that mournful dove. Ne joy of ought that under heaven doth hove Can comfort me, but her...
Página xii - ... of our poetry: it is highly probable that our prosody has passed its meridian, and that no reformation can possibly be made without injuring it. The delicate ears of a Pope or an Addison, would scarcely have acquiesced in the usage of imperfect rhymes, and sanctified them so often by their practice, if such rhymes had been really a blemish. The same masculine force that supports our poetry without the assistance of any rhyme at all, seems to exempt it from that servile attention to perfectly...
Página 170 - In addition to what has been said, it may be observed, that oo in ,/''""-', mood, soon, &c. which ought always to have a long sound, is generally shortened in Scotland to that middle sound of the u In bull : and it must be remembered, thattffooi, wood, good, hood, stood, foot, are the only words where this sound of oo ought to take place.
Página i - Diehl, L. : Englische Schreibung und Aussprache im Zeitalter Shakespeares nach Briefen und Tagebiichern.
Página 188 - ... another consonant in a final syllable, it has exactly the sound of e in vermin, vernal &c, as virtue, virgin &c, which approaches to the sound of short u; but when it comes before r, followed by another consonant in a final syllable, it acquires the sound of u exactly, as bird, dirt, shirt, squirt &c. Mirth, birth and firm, are the only exceptions to this rule; where i is pronounced likee.

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