the first
Note by A Milnes to Survey Of Dryden's Work a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

This is an error. Many writers of the Elizabethan era inserted Alexandrines amongst their heroics. Hall, who has already been quoted for the triplet, will afford an instance :—

' As though the staring world hanged on his sleeve,
Whene'er he smiles to laugh, and when he sighs to grieve.'Satires, Book. i. Sat. 7.

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