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SHAKESPEARE cses not only the iambic, but the trochaic measure. As for example, the trochaic dimeter brachycatalectic, commonly called the ithyphallic, consisting of three trochees.

Bacche | Bacche | Bacche
whére haft | thou been síster. Macb.

The trochaic dimeter catalectic ; a sort of verse Aristophanes was fond of, when he ridi. “ Why, then let grievous, ghaftly, gaping wounds « Untwine the fifters three: come, Atropos, I say."

In King Henry V. Act III.
PiA. “ Fortune is Bardolp's foe, and frowns on him ;

For he hath ftoln a pax, and hanged muft a be ;
“ Damn'd death! let gallows gape for dog, let man

free.”

Thus 'tis manifest at first fight that it should be printed. -muft a be-this mode of expression is used now in many parts of England. And Phaer thus renders Virgil. VI, 590.

Prob Jupiter ! ibit
Hic, ait, et noftris illuferit advena regnis ?

“ O God (quoth she) and shall a go • Indede ? and shall a foute me thus within my king

“ doms, so? B. Johnson. Poetaster, Act III. Sc. II.

6 Hor. “ Death! will a leve me.

These alterations and hints may at present be sufficient.

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Nor is Shakespeare without instances of the anapestic verse; which verses consist of anapefts, spondees, dactyls; and sometimes is intermixed the pes proceleusmaticus ; as o pěv oil xõušvās ! Qögås o dě 1. věxus ww. Eurip. Orest.

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