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Some meter people call this the paeonic foot, after Aristotle.
But the poets have had their way, and written what certainly try to be paeonic feet.
(Falling paeonic rhythm, sprung and outriding.) Two contemporary autographs in A. Text and dedication from corrected B, dated St. Beunos, May 30, 1877.
(Falling paeonic rhythm, sprung and outriding.) Autograph in A. Text from corrected B which dates St. Beunos, 1877.
For even the wine was mixed with water according to musical ratios; for instance, the paeonic or 3 to 2, [ '' '-] = [8 8 8 4]; the iambic or 2 to 1, [-'] = [4 8]; dactylic or 2 to 2,
In the first part of the sentence he appears to be speaking of paeonic rhythms which are in the ratio of 3/2; in the second part, of dactylic and anapaestic rhythms, which are in the ratio of 1/1; in the last clause, of iambic and trochaic rhythms, which are in the ratio of