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All insert yis (or yes) before parde; which spoils both sense and metre.

All insert white after Was, which spoils metre and story (see l. 948).

I supply look, for the sake of sense and metre; read—But good swet' hert-, look that ye.

Unfortunately, all the scribes have repeated it, to the ruin of the metre; for the line then contains two syllables too many.

Koch would omit hit, for the sake of the metre; but it makes no difference at all, the e in thoghte being elided.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to metre, such as: cadence, flow, movement, pattern, pulse, and swing.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.