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Alice Christiana Thompson was born in Barnes, England on October 11th, 1847. She led a life of generosity, political and personal responsibility, and aesthetic achievement. Herread more
Brief on a flying night,
From the shaken tower,
A flock of bells take flight,
And go with the hour.
Like birds from the cote to the gales,
A fleet of bells set sails,
And go to the dark.
Sudden the cold airs swing:
Whose experiments in quantitative verse and syllable-based poetics inspired Samuel Daniel's counter Defense of Rhyme in 1603?Answer
Thomas Campion's. His position in his 1602 Observations in the Art of English Poesy prefigured many of the twentieth century ideas about syllables as the source of a prosody instead of accentual emphasis.Previous Trivia Questions