He was quoting, and more specifically he was quoting the first verse of the twenty-second psalm.
The language is mostly the quaint island patois - not the stuff of verse drama.
Although the verse refers to a judge, the rationale applies to anyone in a position of public trust.
They began writing in iambic pentameter, or in some other " respectable " verse form.
Her stories, told in nonsense verse , are fast-paced with a rhythm that carries through its pages.
the second verse
Johnson never claims, when writing Latin verse, to be writing formal verse imitation.
we were each required to recite a Bible verse from memory
a lament in verse
Listen quietly in your heart and see if an encouraging phrase, or a Scripture verse , or a specific action starts to impress itself upon you.