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LENGTHENING OF WORDS. Apparent Alexandrines, two final extra syllables

Apparent Alexandrines. The following are Alexandrines only in appearance. The last foot contains, instead of one extra syllable, two extra syllables, one of which is slurred (see 467-9):-- “The núm | bers óf | our hóst | and máke | discóvery (discov'ry).” Macbeth, v. 4. 6. “He thínks | me nów | incáp | ablé; | conféderates.Tempest, i. 2. 111. “In vír | tue thán | in vén | geance: théy | being pénitent.Ib. v. 1. 28. “And móre | divérs | itý | of sóunds | all hórrible.Ib. 235. “In bítt | ernéss. | The cómm | on éx | ecútioner.A. Y. L. iii. 5. 3. “I sée | no móre | in yóu | than ín | the órdinary.Ib. 42. “Were rích | and hón | ouráble; | besídes | the géntlemen.T. G. of V. iii. 1. 64. “Which sínce | have steád | ed múch; | so, óf | his géntleness.Temp. i. 2. 165; Rich. III. v. 3. 245; Hen. V. ii. 2. 71.

For the contraction of "gentleman" to "gentl'man," or even "genman," see 461. “Are yóu | not gríeved | that A'r | thur ís | his prísoner
(468)?” K. J. iii. 4. 123. “And I' | must frée | ly háve | the hálf | of ánything.M. of V. iii. 2. 251. “To másk | thy mónst | rous vísage. | Seek nóne | conspíracy.J. C. ii. 1. 81. “Had hé | been vánq | u(i)sher, ás, | bý the | same cóvenant.Hamlet, i. 1. 93. “My lórd, | I cáme | to sée | your fá | ther's fúneral.Ib. i. 2. 176. “Untáint | ed, ún | exám | in'd, frée, | at líberty.Rich. III. iii. 6. 9. “And só | doth míne. | I múse | why shé's | at líberty.Ib. i. 3. 305. So, perhaps, “From tóo | much lí | bertý, | my Lú | cio, líberty.M. for M. 2. 129. “A'bso | lute Mí | lan. Mé, | poor mán, | my líbrary.Tempest, i. 2. 109. “Shall sée | advánt | ageá | ble fór | our dígnity.Hen. V. v. 2. 88. unless "advántage | able fór |."

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