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 Ascension DayAscod’rogites (4 syl.). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Asclepi’adics
 
or Asclepiadic Metre. A Greek and Latin verse, so called from Asclepi’ads, the inventor. Each line is divided into two parts, thus:—    1
   The first ode of Horace is Asclepi’adic. The first and last two lines run thus, and in the same metre:—   2
       
Dear friend, patron of song, sprung from the race of kings;
Thy name ever a grace and a protection brings, … .
My name, if to the lyre haply you chance to wed,
Pride would high as the stars lift my exalted head.
       
E. C. B.
 


 Ascension DayAscod’rogites (4 syl.). 

 
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