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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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...Hill,' has been admired and imitated, as full, flowing, and sonorous. Speaking of the river Thames : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great...my theme ; Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." There cannot be a better specimen of the...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...Hill,' has been admired and imitated, as full, flowing, and sonorous. Speaking of the river Thames: " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great...my theme; Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." There cannot be a better specimen of the...
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Lectures on English Poetry: To the Time of Milton

Stanhope Busby - English poetry - 1837 - 118 pages
...plants. So that to us no thing, no plaiŤ 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. Denham was a true royalist, and wrote many...
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The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Hammersmith: Interspersed with ...

Thomas Faulkner - Hammersmith (England) - 1839 - 446 pages
...river. Rowe calls it " The King of the Floods,"and Denham characterises it in that celebrated passage, 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." FISHERY. — The fisheries were leased...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...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...past has imitated, are generally known: O could I Dow like thee, and make thy stream My grenl example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 16

American periodicals - 1840
...ball, The Retreat of Seventy-Six. 3S5 PASSAIC: A GROUP OF POEMS TOUCHING THAT RIVER. BY FLAC C 09. ' 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.1 DENMAN. TALE FOURTH. TUB RETREAT OF SEVENTT-SIX....
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Environs of London: Western Division

John Fisher Murray - London (England) - 1842 - 356 pages
...morality too frequent, and the sentiments sometimes such as will not bear a rigorous inquiry. " The few verses, which, since Dryden has commended them, almost...known: - O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream Mr great example, as it is my theme : Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...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...generally known : O, could I flow like thee, and make [hy stream My great example, ал it is my theme ! Thnuffli ilnep, yet clear ; (hough ift- ntle, yet...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...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...my theme ; Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.2 Denham. • THE COMMON LOT.3 ONCE in the...
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Rambles by Rivers: The Thames, Volumes 1-2

James Thorne - Thames River (England) - 1847
...attain the excellence he sought after in the words of his iamoug apostrophe to the Thames : — " 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'erflowing, full." " Four verses which," as Johnson remarks,...
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