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  • Kildare, the favourite sister of Sir William Temple, had been described by Swift in early pindaric verses as “wise and great.”

    The Journal to Stella

  • My preface to the Dernieres Chansons has aroused in Madame Colet a pindaric fury.

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • She wrote a long pindaric Ode on the Spleen, which was printed in a miscellany in 1701, and was her first introduction to the public.

    Gossip in a Library

  • Gray's _Bard_, a pindaric, in which the last survivor of the Welsh bards invokes vengeance on {195} Edward I., the destroyer of his guild.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • The irregular pindaric ode was now abandoned to Arwaker, Behn, Durfey, and a few inferior authors; who either from its tempting facility of execution, or from an affected admiration of old times and fashions, still pestered the public with imitations of Cowley.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • Some part of this deviation was, perhaps, owing to the nature of the stanza; for the structure of the quatrain prohibited the bard, who used it, from rambling into those digressive similes, which, in the pindaric strophe, might be pursued through endless ramifications.

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden

  • 'And freedom shriek'd when Kosciusko fell,' was taken from a much-ridiculed piece by Dennis, a pindaric on William

    The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals. Vol. 2

  • Dryden was unable to discover the wit and the satirist in the clouds of incomprehensible pindaric obscurity in which he was enveloped; and the aged bard pronounced the hasty, and never to be pardoned sentence, --

    The Dramatic Works of John Dryden, Volume 1 With a Life of the Author

  • I must go & I must run — Swifter than the setting sun. & the morning is wet — & I am engaged out to breakfast at nine — & my pindaric to the chapel bell not yet finishd — finishd said I? not yet begun!

    Letter 84

  • I go to Bristol next week & there shall expect to hear from you. now this is this abominable chapel bell reminding me of morning prayers. seven o clock & I have breakfasted & written half an ode & seven lines & 3 quarters of a letter beside date & exordium already. by the by suppose I try a pindaric to this said chapel bell?

    Letter 84

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