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  • Now therfore it shal not be amisse, first to way this latter sort of poetrie by his workes, and then by his parts, and if in neither of these Anatomies hee be condemnable, I hope we shall obteine a more favourable sentence.

    Defence of Poesie

  • This was a very necessary deuise of the Poet and a fine, besides his poetrie to play also the Phisitian, and not onely by applying

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • Metaphysikes, shewing the cause why poetrie hath feigned that the gods in old time vsed to sweare by water, as Jupiter is reported to haue doone in this manner;

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • Robertus Browning his poetrie, or to Emerson hys laste discourse att ye Musicke Halle.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 5, May, 1862 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

  • The Encomion of Lady Pecunia, etc., in which are two songs (“If music and sweet poetrie agree,” and “As it fell upon a day”) also included in The Passionate Pilgrim, an unauthorised collection, and which were long attributed to

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • No trulie: for the truest poetrie is the most fai-ning,

    As You Like It (1623 First Folio Edition)

  • Whereby he taketh occasion, for proofe of his more excellencie and skill in poetrie, to recorde a song, which the sayd Colin sometime made in honor of her Maiestie, whom abruptely he termeth Elysa.

    Shepheardes Calendar

  • This was a very necessary deuise of the Poet and a fine, besides his poetrie to play also the Phisitian, and not onely by applying a medicine to the ordinary sicknes of mankind, but by making the very greef it selfe (in part) cure of the disease.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • But ther is a nature peculier, eyther to hym or him, that properly belõgeth either to thys man or that, as if a man wolde saye some menne to be borne to disciplines mathematical some to diuinitie, some to rethorike some to poetrie, and some to war.

    The Education of Children

  • It was the Gentiles oratorie, yet not without the Holy Ghost’s rhetorick, that did almost perswade Agrippa to be a Christian; and it was the Gentiles poetrie, but not without a Deitie in the verse, that taught the Athenians to know an unknown God.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

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  • U, you've inspired me to post a Tunie! Here it is. :-)

    March 4, 2007

  • Chained_bear, a quick Wordie search of "jabberwocky" shows the word itself on lots of "fun to say" lists, but none specifically relating to the poem. So believe it or not, it appears that you'd be the first!

    Aw, go on. You know you want to get your slithy toves on that poem.

    February 23, 2007

  • This is awesome. I had been thinking about doing something like this with "Jabberwocky," but I figured it must have been done fifteen times already (it has, right? ... Right?!). And I'm not a huge poetry fan so I didn't think I'd come up with anything nifty enough. Love reading these, though!

    February 23, 2007

  • Oops! Too late. Heeheehee. What fun, though!

    February 22, 2007

  • Don'teventhinkabout copying me. I hold the patent.
    Ah, what the heck, you can if you want. ;-)

    February 22, 2007

  • U, I've been thinking of ways to turn a list into an actual poem--but the thought of adding "an," "the," etc. to a list stopped me. This is a great idea!

    February 22, 2007

  • A Wordie list in which the description contains the full text of a favorite poem. Words of interest are highlighted in blue, and also added below, as items in the list. The Poetrie is meant as a way to share poems with others, and provides a designated place to discuss them on the site. See the first one for an example. See also tunie to see how this concept can be applied to songs. Feel free to create your own!

    The master list of all known Poetries is a good place to find them; make sure you add yours to the list if you do make one of your own!

    February 22, 2007