It certainly has the merit of forming a record in poetic license.
The numbers given here are an instance of the poetic license.
I have taken very little "poetic license" with their traditions; none, whatever, with their customs and superstitions.
Nor was I surprised to find myself there, because, as a romancer, I have a poetic license to go anywhere and see everything.
It is only by something akin to poetic license that we can speak of lower and higher strata of mind.
By poetic license, quite pardonable when assumed by Austin Dobson or by Praed, we speak of the leisure of the eighteenth century.
Thus "pike" is no doubt an example of "poetic license," as pick, the word he really wants, would not rhyme with strike!
There is no poetic license, no picturesque exaggeration in this statement.
The supposition that the eye of the eagle is green must be regarded as a poetic license.
There is no room in historical literature for the indulgence of poetic license.