Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Who all in raptures their own works rehearse,
And drawl out measured prose, which they call verse.

It is not poetry, but prose run mad.
Pope.—To Arbuthnot, Prol. to Sat. Line 187.

Both to be read and censured of by those
Whose very reading makes verse senseless prose.
Beaumont.—The Mermaid Tavern.

The stream of verse and many-languaged prose.
Canning.—New Morality.