His powers were cramped by the fetters of metre, and his attempts to versify even rich thought and deep feeling were puerile.
You are obliged to talk like a bourgeois, and versify like one.
If a wedding had occurred during his absence he was ready to versify it, and equally ready to lament the loss of a favorite cow.
There never were any excellent poets, says Mr. Bayle, that could versify, till after drinking pretty plentifully5.
For the Munstermen have always been more 'prone to versify' than their leaner neighbours on the bogs and stones of Connaught.
Bolingbroke persuaded Pope to versify portions of the philosophy he admired so extravagantly.
Dryden, who is known not to be nicely scrupulous, informs us, that he would not versify it on account of its indecency.
But I don't think the people had ever much opinion of the Stuarts; but in those days they were all prone to versify.
A lady loses her muff, her fan, or her lap-dog, and so the silly poet runs home to versify the disaster.'
I know somebody who is ready to versify to double the extent at the same cost to you, and do his best, too, and you also know.