The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes (1907–21).
Volume XIII. The Victorian Age, Part One.

VII. The Prosody of the Nineteenth Century


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Wadham, E. English versification. A complete practical guide to the whole subject. 1869.

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Western, A. On Sentence-rhythm and Word-order in Modern English. Christiania. 1908.

Williams, R. A. Syllables in Verse and Speech. The Modern Language Review. Vol. v, pp. 208–210. 1910.

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