Why, all the Saints and Sages who discuss'd
Of the Two Worlds so learnedly, are thrust
Like foolish Prophets forth; their Words to Scorn
Are scatter'd, and their Mouths are stopt with Dust.
which is aa-a. It's stanza 25 of The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám as
rendered into English by Edward FitzGerald, 1859, and conveniently
available online at
Lou Burnard wrote:
> A recent sourceforge ticket notes that
> In the "Rhyme" section of the Guidlines chapter on verse (VE-Verse.xml#VERH):
> <p>Non-rhyming lines within such a group may be represented using a
> hyphen or an x, as in the following example:
> <egXML xmlns="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/Examples";>
> <!-- example needed -->
> Obviously, an example is needed.
> Can anyone suggest a suitable example? Must be short, taken from a real text,
> and accompanied by a bibliographic citation.