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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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Vision and Resonance: Two Senses of Poetic Form

John Hollander - 1975 - 314 pages
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 33

British Academy - 1947
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 33

British Academy - 1977
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Samuel Johnson on Literature

Samuel Johnson - 1979 - 102 pages
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Rational Praise and Natural Lamentation: Johnson, Lycidas, and Principles of ...

James L. Battersby - 1980 - 282 pages
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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1984 - 840 pages
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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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The Origins of Free Verse

Associate Professor H T Kirby-Smith, A.B., M.A., Henry Tompkins Kirby-Smith - 1996 - 304 pages
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The Critical Response to John Milton's Paradise Lost

Timothy C. Miller - 1997 - 337 pages
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All the Fun's in how You Say a Thing: An Explanation of Meter and Versification

Timothy Steele - 1999 - 366 pages
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