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" ... by the artifice of rhyme. The variety of pauses, so much boasted by the lovers, of blank verse, changes the measures of an English poet to the periods of a declaimer; and there are only a few skilful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience... "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 197
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 452 pages
...variety of pauses, so mi;:.1. boasted by the lovers of blank verse, changes the measures of an English poet to the periods of a declaimer; and there are only a few skilful aad happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive whec the lines end or begin....
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