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ADVERBS after the verb is

Adverbs after "is." We still say "that is well;" but, perhaps, no other adverb (except "soon") is now thus used. Shakespeare, however, has

“That's verily.

“That's worthily.1

“Lucius' banishment was wrongfully.

Some verb, as "said" or "done," is easily understood. "In harbour" has the force of a verb in

Safely in harbour
Is the king's ship.

1 The verb "hear" may be supplied from the context.

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