To them enters a chasqui, or messenger, who describes the result of Rumi-naui's treachery in octosyllabic quatrains.
All these pieces kept the octosyllabic verse which the farce had consecrated.
Another, the Life of St Leger, in 240 octosyllabic lines, is dated by conjecture about 975.
Swift made use of the octosyllabic couplet in nearly all his verse, and with no little vigor and originality.
The earlier half is written in octosyllabic verse, and begins with the story of the Deluge.
His favorite measure is the octosyllabic couplet, and in his skilled hands this simple metre assumes a new and sparkling lustre.
Green's poems, written in octosyllabic metre, were published after his death.
This is also in octosyllabic verses, and is further remarkable for the opulence of its imagery and its variety of description.
Songs and important speeches are in quatrains of octosyllabic lines, the first and last rhyming, and the second and third.
The poem was left unfinished; it is written in octosyllabic couplets, with four accents or beats.