I almost see it worked into an hexameter and pentameter, and delighting the heart of an Eton boy.
It is either hexameter or pentameter, according to the scansion?
In classic poetry what is known as elegiac verse is composed of couplets consisting of alternate hexameter and pentameter lines.
The subject of transit must be Olympias, since otherwise the pentameter is without a subject.
If these verses were composed in good Latinity, the first word of the pentameter probably was justitiam.
For the quadrisyllable ending to the pentameter, see at ii 10 Alcinoo (p 164).
Despite the strong reasons which impel Dr. Kuntz to adhere to long measures, we believe he should compose more in pentameter.
The error was induced by nec at the start of the pentameter.
The alternate hexameter and pentameter are, for most purposes, a more agreeable measure than the hexameter by itself.
The more natural abest absitque cannot be placed in a pentameter.