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" O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full. "
The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 44
by Great Britain - 1804
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 25-26

John Bell - English poetry - 1800
...long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous inquiry. The four verses, which, since Dryden has commended...make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme i Tho'deep yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull i • Strong without rage, ni;hout o'erfiov*inc full....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous inquiry. The four verses, which, since Dryden has commended...could I flow like thee, and make thy stream " My great exampTe, as it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull; " Strong without...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 5

Charles Brockden Brown - American literature - 1806
...were not in the first printed edition of the poem ; though the general sentiment is there. О could 1 flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example,...theme ! Though deep yet clear ; though gentle yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Hcav'n her Eridanus no more bhall boast ;...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser: With the Life of the Author ..., Volume 9

Edmund Spenser - English poetry - 1807
...the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not hear a rigorous inquiry./ The four verses, which, since Dryden has commended...generally known ; O could I flow like thee, and male thy stream < My great example, as it is my theme ! ' Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet...
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Specimens of the British poets, Volume 1, Part 1

British poets - 1809
...So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could 1 flow like thee ; and make thy stream My great example,...theme; Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erfiowiog full; Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...bear a rigorous inquiry. The four verses, which, since Dryden has commended them, almost every wntrt for a century past has imitated, are generally known...theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull j Strung without rage, without o'erflowing full. The lines are in. themselves not perfect;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...will not be found without its faults. The digressions are too long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous...century past has imitated, are generally known : " O coold I flow like thee, and make thy stream great example, as it is my theme ! , * By Garth, in his...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley - English poetry - 1810
...thine only curse; Secure then of thy merit, thou didst hate That servile base dependence upon Fate ; O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My...theme ; Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Cooper's Hill. See an excellent parody...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...generally known : * By Garth, in his " Poem on Claremout ;" Jnxl by Pope, ia hit " Windsor Forest." H. " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream " My...it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet clear ; though gentlu, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 3

E. Polehamton - 1815
...III. I> So that to us no thing , nit place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull} Strong without rage, without o'erftowing full. • Although it is the current opinion that...
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