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  • n. Plural form of Pindaric.

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  • The waning structure of the Pindarics may allude therefore to metaphysical problems that had no solutions, problems that in a prelogical age could be expressed only in mythopoeic terms.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Hymn on Washing-day -- Sonnets to one's grandmother -- or Pindarics on gooseberry-pye; and yet, we are afraid, it will not be quite easy to convince Mr Wordsworth, that the same ridicule must infallibly attach to most of the pathetic pieces in these volumes.

    Early Reviews of English Poets

  • Then, after Dryden, the regular Pindarics of Gray and certain of Collins 'Odes helped to carry on the tradition down to Coleridge's Dejection, Monody on the

    The Principles of English Versification

  • Hymn on Washing-day, Sonnets to one's grandmother -- or Pindarics on gooseberry-pie; and yet, we are afraid, it will not be quite easy to persuade Mr. Wordsworth, that the same ridicule must infallibly attach to most of the pathetic pieces in these volumes.

    Famous Reviews

  • He has been very good-natured to me, and it isn't his fault if I'm not Poet Laureate at this writing, and engaged in cursing the Czar in Pindarics very prettily.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Mr Arnold himself, as might have been expected from his previous experiments in unrhymed Pindarics, has given us strophes and antistrophes most punctiliously equivalent in syllables; but sometimes with hardly any, and never with very much, vesture of poetry about them.

    Matthew Arnold

  • Cowley's Pindarics were filled with something which passed for fire, but has now utterly gone out.

    Brief History of English and American Literature

  • He has been very good-natured to _me_, and it isn't his fault if I'm not Poet Laureate at this writing, and engaged in cursing the Czar in Pindarics very prettily.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II

  • During the next nine years, when the remembrance of Collins and Gray was working a glorious change in the popular mind, he ascended to Pindarics, and closed his lyrics with some such pious invocation as this: --

    The English Spy An Original Work Characteristic, Satirical, And Humorous. Comprising Scenes And Sketches In Every Rank Of Society, Being Portraits Drawn From The Life

  • -- 'I made regular approaches to her by sonnets and rebusses -- a rondeau of circumvallation -- her pride sapped by an elegy, and her reserve surprised by an impromptu -- proceeding to storm with Pindarics, she, at last, saved the further effusion of ink by a capitulation.'

    Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan — Volume 01

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