Note by A Milnes to Dryden As A Critic a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

'Besides this they write in Alexandrines, or verses of six feet, such as amongst us is the old translation of Homer by Chapman.'— Account of the Annus Mirabilis.

Chapman's translation is in lines of fourteen syllables.

'Some high-climbing hill
Which to his eye discovers unaware
The goodly prospect of some foreign land.'— Milton, Paradise Lost, iii. 546

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