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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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a '•>' rigorous enquiry. The four verses, which, since Dry den has commended them, almost every writer for a century...theme ! " Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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 ' X * By Garth, in his " Poem on Claremont," and by Pope in his " Windsor Forest." Though deep, yet...
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The Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 2

John Moore - 1820
...plants, So that, to us, no thing, no place is strange, . . While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream, My...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not d«H j Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heaven her Bridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ...

Edward Polehampton - Natural history - 1821
...VOL. III. D So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's cxclmnge. 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'erflowing full. Although it is the current opinion that the...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing fall. The lines are in themselves not perfect; for...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 42

British poets - 1822
...small pittance for pay. ^vV. Hill: IMITATIONS. Flout, Welsted, Jlow! &c.] Parody on Denham. Cooper's ' 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'erflowing, full!* 177 Embrace, embrace, my sons! be foes...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...will not be found without its faults. The digressions arc too long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous...theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect;...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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 ! * By Garth, in his " Poem on Claremont," and by Pope in his " Windsor Forest." Though deep, yet clear...
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The London Magazine

1828
...does not recollect the charming lines with which Denham describes the “silver river :“— “Oh! could I flow likże thee, and make thy stream My great...my theme; Though deep yet clear; though gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage; without o'erflowiDg fulL Immediately at your feet is the plain of Runnemede,...
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