Attempts at Classic Metres in Quantity.

Translations of Homer.

Hexameters and Pentameters.

These lame hexameters the strong-wing’d music of Homer !1
No—but a most burlesque barbarous experiment.2
When was a harsher sound ever heard, ye Muses, in England ?3
When did a frog coarser croak upon our Helicon ?4
Hexameters no worse than daring Germany gave us,5
Barbarous experiment, barbarous hexameters !6