Golden Line

The golden line is a type of Latin dactylic hexameter frequently mentioned in Latin classrooms in English speaking countries and in contemporary scholarship written in English.

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Famous quotes containing the words golden and/or line:

    But when the bowels of the earth were sought,
    And men her golden entrails did espy,
    This mischief then into the world was brought,
    This framed the mint which coined our misery.
    ...
    And thus began th’exordium of our woes,
    The fatal dumb-show of our misery;
    Here sprang the tree on which our mischief grows,
    The dreary subject of world’s tragedy.
    Michael Drayton (1563–1631)

    If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)