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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.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigourous 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 full. The lines are in themselves not perfect;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...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 full. The lines, are, in themselves, not perfect...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorons inquiry. The four verses, which, since Dryden has commended...my theme! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yetnotdull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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London lions for country cousins and friends about town, being all the new ...

Horace Wellbeloved - London (England) - 1826 - 112 pages
...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 great...theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - Elocution - 1826 - 213 pages
...consider that he shall 6ne day be old, and remember, when he is old, that he has once been young. 8. 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. 9. Pleasures — are ever in our hands or...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1826
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. Oh, 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. Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster ..., Volume 1

George Lewis Smyth - 1826
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom js the world's exchange. 0 could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great...as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gcptle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." In the year 1647, the predicament...
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Laconics: Or, The Best Words of the Best Authors

Laconics, John Timbs - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1829
...it; but he cheats by constitution, and overreaches by instinct. — Taller. DCCCXIX. (The Thames.) 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. No crime so bold, but would be understood...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature ...

Thomas Curtis - Aeronautics - 1829
...; a short essay. When a soldier was the theme, my name Was cot far off. Shakspeare. Cymbeline. О ! 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. Denham. Forcing the empty wits of children...
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The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror, Volume 1

Anniversary calendar - Almanacs, English - 1832
...; Finds wealth where 'tis, bestows it where it wants, Cities in deserts, woods in cities plants. 0 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'erflowingfnll. — Denham. MY soul, time posts away, And thou,...
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