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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: .../ and r, of z and s, of zh
and sh, of the consonants y and j, also of y and long u. A
succession of sounds thus allied is termed by Professor Sylvester,
in his "Laws of Verse," phonetic syzygy. To confirm what has been
said, notice that, in the following, /, b, v, and f have almost the
same effects as alliteration, but without any suggestion of
artificial mechanism such as might result were these letters
identical: Not to us is given to share The boon bestowed on Adam's
race. With patience bide, Heaven will provide The fitting time, the
fitting guide.--From "The Monastery" Scott. Round thee blow,
self-pleached deep, Bramble roses faint and pale.--A Dirge:
Tennyson. I '11 frown and be perverse, and say thee nay So thou
wilt woo, but else not for the world.--Romeo and Juliet, ii., 2:
Shakespeare. His love was an eternal plant Whereof the root was
fixed in virtue's ground, The leaves and fruit maintained with
beauty's sun.--Henry VI, pt. in., iii., 3: Idem. Feed not thy
sovereign's foe, my gentle earth, Nor with thy sweets comfort his
ravenous sense. RichardII, iii., 2: Idem, So, in the following,
notice each d and /: Touch it and take it, 't will dearly be
bought.--From " The Monastery " Scott. Thy friends suspect for
traitors while thou livest And take deep traitors for thy dearest
friends --Richard III., i., 3: Shakespeare. If ever he have child,
abortive be it. Prodigious and untimely brought to
light.--RichardIII., i., 2: Idem. These show a resemblance between
/ and r: Have I not heard great ord'nance in the field And heaven's
artillery thunder in the skies? Have I not in a pitched battle
heard Loud 'larums, neighing steeds, and trumpets' clang?--Taming
of the Shrew, i., 2: Idem. The following, between g, ...
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