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- Williams was probably part of one of the best compliments to George Best, based on fact but with some poetic licence...
- While the poetic licence is apparent in the modern versions of the ballads, the attack of Prithviraj Chauhan is directly attested by two inscriptions of 1182CE at Madanpur near Lalitpur in a Jain temple.
- Contrary to popular belief, South was not actually from the area of Garryowen, this being poetic licence on the part of the writer.
- In the poem she writes of a charmed golden cup, which, with some poetic licence, is found to be irretrievable.
- When they are applied across the board the results are frequently bizarre, especially as no account whatsoever is taken of poetic licence.
- In Greek and Latin poetry, hiatus is generally avoided although it occurs in many authors under certain rules, with varying degrees of poetic licence.
- Wilde did acknowledge (evidently to several people, since numerous separate sources recalled this) a glaring error in the very first line of the poem, "He did not wear his scarlet coat"—because Wooldridge, as a member of the Royal Horse Guards, had a blue uniform—but justified this poetic licence because the second line would make no sense if it said "For blood and wine are "blue".
- Lindsay expressed his view as follows: "Brevis Brevians is not a poetic licence, not a Procrustean plan of squeezing a round peg into a square hole, but echoes exactly the pronunciation of everyday (educated) talk".
- Taylor was taken to court by Captain Meikle for his "slanderous" poem but the judge dismissed the case as he recognised the freedom of poetic licence.
- A thousand marks or merks at the time would amount to around £56, close enough with poetic licence to £75.
- The book was launched at the first oXcars, in October 2008. It was published under a 2008 season Poetic Licence and is distributed by independent publishing house Traficantes de Sueños.
- McBride conceded in his emails that he had used "poetic licence" in respect of existing gossip and rumours.
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