- And in his review of " The Courtship of Miles Standish," Lowell makes effective use of his scholarship to introduce a lengthy and interesting discourse on the dactylic hexameter. - "The Function Of The Poet And Other Essays", James Russell Lowell.
- Of verse, or poetic measure, we have, accordingly, four principal kinds, or orders; namely, Iambic, Trochaic, Anapestic, and Dactylic; as in the four lines cited above. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.
- Full dactylic generally forms triple rhyme. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.