When I began the study of Latin prosody, I devised and explained to my professor a system of signs indicating the different meters and quantities.
Helen Keller -- Story of My Life
Orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody, biography, astronomy, geography, and general cosmography, the sciences of compound proportion, algebra, land-surveying and levelling, vocal music, and drawing from models, were all at the ends of his ten chilled fingers.
Charles Dickens -- Hard Times
However lax he might be about early rising and the prosody of Vergil, he was tireless in tinkering.
Sinclair Lewis -- Babbitt
In college he had felt that prosody and Latin Composition were futile, and he had looked forward to the study of medicine as illumination.
Sinclair Lewis -- Arrowsmith
Consider the standard texts on prosody—vast piles of meaningless words—hollow babble about spondees, iambics, trochees and so on—idiotic borrowings from dead languages.
Henry L. Mencken -- The American Language
From them were derived the Upa-Vedas, which, delivered by Brahma, treat of medicine, archery, architecture, music, and the four-and-sixty mechanical arts; the Ved-Angas, revealed by inspired saints, and devoted to astronomy, grammar, prosody, pronunciation, charms and incantations, religious rites and ceremonies; the Up-Angas, written by the sage Vyasa, and given to cosmogony, chronology, and geography; therein also are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, heroic poems, designed for the…