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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 Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden: With Life, by Peter Cunningham

William Drummond, Peter Cunningham - Electronic book - 1833 - 336 pages
...bears the happier share. Of this Johnson says, the numbers are musical, and the thoughts are just. 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.* WALLER TO VANDYKE. Rare Artisan, whose...
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The Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden: With Life, by Peter Cunningham

William Drummond - Electronic book - 1833 - 336 pages
...bears the happier share. Of this Johnson says, the numbers are musical, and the thoughts are just. 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.* WALLER TO VANDYKE. Rare Artisan, whose...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1835
...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 Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1835
...moon, Making night hideous.' SHAKESP. 16 Flaw, Welsted, flow! &c.] Parody on Denham, Cooper's Hill: ' 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 !' Embrace, embrace, my sons ! be foes no...
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Four Years in Great Britain, Volume 1

Calvin Colton - Great Britain - 1836 - 359 pages
...that what graces London must be a grace. Certainly no one will deny that these lines are a beauty. " 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." The Thames, in passing through London,...
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The Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1836
...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...my 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 Book of Gems: Chaucer to Prior

Samuel Carter Hall - English poetry - 1836
...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...my 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 Young Lady's Book of Elegant Poetry: Comprising Selections from the ...

Author of The young man's own book - American poetry - 1836 - 320 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'efflowing full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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THE CHRISTIAN'S PENNY MAGAZINE

the christians - 1836
...ours; So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. 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." 170 THE CHRISTIAN'S PENNY MAGAZINE. 11 WHAT...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...long, the morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous inquiry. ized by some messengers of the usurping powers who...Lots, Sones VirgtUance, is a method of divination by not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing fnlL The lines are in themselves not perfect :...
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