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of words, as if spun

who out of words       1
in the Ending out of words       2
out of words :
and their hearts inclined the bramble       3
of the letters,
and sentences out of words
to this length [, that the argument for the disuse of these marks ]       4
or put out of
[ words and thoughts were well calculated to ]
                        sight       5
out of words, dresses to your       6
interlining and rasing out of words       7       sometimes
out of tune, and still oftener out of words       8
spinning, out of words, the sort of piece-goods called law,
and that of the goodness that cloth would be of, if spun out of cobwebs       9
pouring out of words       10
most trifling
evidence which sophistry can squeeze out of words and phrases       11
who feed out of words       12
A bringing out of words       13       to be formed,
[ if the mere calling out of words in one monotonous tone, in a blundering manner,
and without regard to the sense, ]
be then       14
                                the same object
by the insertion of words, as
by the striking out of words       15


  1. ex L. I. B. of Art, of Oxford [John Lechmere, recusant], his The Relection of a conference touching the reall presence. Or A Bachelours censure of a Masters apologie for Doctour Featlie. (Doway (Douai, France), 1635) : 109
  2. OCR misread of “finding”, ex Edward Phillips (1630-c1696 *), The new world of words : or a General English dictionary, Third edition (London, 1671) : preface
  3. confused scan, somewhere in Chronicles (Book II), ex The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New, with Notes (1776) : here
  4. ex Samuel Horsley (1733-1806 *), On the Prosodies of the Greek and Latin Languages (1796) : 29
  5. OCR cross-column misread, “Bank Restriction Bill” (December 18, 1803) in Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 1 (22 November to 29 March, 1803-1804), (London, 1812) : 1829-1830
  6. OCR cross-column misread, ex “Proceedings against Dr. Gilbert Burnet [1634-1715 *], for High Treason” in T. B. Howell, comp., A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and other Crimes and Misdemeanors, vol. 11 (of 21), 1680-1688 (London: 1816) : 1107
  7. ex definition (2) of “interline” (“to correct by something interwritten between the lines”), in Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary Of The English Language; In Which The Words Are Deduced From Their Originals &c., &c., vol. 3 (of 5), “with numerous” corrections, additions &c by Rev. H. J. Todd (London, 1818) : here
  8. ex discourse on the man of fashion, in anon., The Lairds of Fife, Vol. 1 (of 3), (Edinburgh, 1828) : 170
    (see University of Glasgow, Extended Bibliography of Scottish Fiction in the novel collection)
  9. ex Jeremy Bentham. Justice and Codification Petitions : Being Forms Proposed for Signature by all persons whose desire it is to see justice no longer sold, delayed, or denied... (London, 1829) : 136
  10. ex definition of “effusion”, in Noah Webster, comp., A Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (of 2), (London, 1831) : here
  11. ex “The Preacher, Sermon No. 23”, by Henry Fite, of New-York, in Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate (Utica, New York; November 10, 1832) : 353
  12. OCR search function run wild, for this volume, The Register of Debates : 23rd Congress, 1st Session, 2:12 (May 1, 1834) : 364 (366?)
  13. from definition of “prolation”, in B(enjamin). H(umphrey). Smart (1787?-1872 *), his Walker remodelled, a new critical pronouncing dictionary of the English Language (London, 1836) : 492
    also, “Prolate, a., Brought out beyond the exact figure, as a sphere drawn out at the poles.”
  14. ex “Abstract of the Mass. School Returns, for 1838-9” in The Connecticut Common School Journal 2:10 (March 1, 1840) : 161
  15. ex discussion of Pension Appropriation Bill, February 10, 1885, in Congressional Record, Senate Forty-eighth Congress, Second Session, Vol. 16 (1885) : 1485

22 August 2020

tags: approximate poetry; cobwebs; onsense; out of words; prolations; tercet