Origin of octosyllabic
Examples from the Web for octosyllabic
This is also in octosyllabic verses, and is further remarkable for the opulence of its imagery and its variety of description.
Mr. Gosse speaks of Parnell's employment of the octosyllabic couplet in this poem as "wonderfully subtle and harmonious."English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
The poem was left unfinished; it is written in octosyllabic couplets, with four accents or beats.A Literary History of the English People|Jean Jules Jusserand
His chief work is his translation of Virgil's Æneid in the octosyllabic metre of Scott (1861-68).A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
Most of the jongleurs who wrote these merry and indecent tales in octosyllabic verse were persons of less distinction.