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Épisode. n.s. [ἐπίσωδη.] An incidental narrative, or digression in a poem, separable from the main subject, yet rising naturally from it.

The poem, which we have now under our consideration, hath no other episodes than such as naturally arise from the subject. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Episode." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 16, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4277.


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