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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 land we live in, a pictorial and literary sketch-book of ..., Volumes 1-2

British empire - 1847
...does not recollect the charming lines with which Denham describes the " silver river T" — " 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." Immediately at your feet is the plain of...
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A school geography

James Cornwell - 1847
...Forest, and Denlmm's Cooper's Hill, may especially be mentioned. The last describes it thus :— " 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 Anciently Tgdiuglon, because the tide...
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Text-book of English Grammar: A Treatise on the Etymology and Syntax of the ...

John Hunter - English language - 1848 - 190 pages
...melancholy at whose bidding the pleasures the business the ambition of the present moment fade and disappear O could I flow like thee and make thy stream My great...is my theme Though deep yet clear though gentle yet not dull Strong without rage without o'erflowing full The country on being conquered by Joshua was...
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The gift book of English poetry

English poetry - 1848
...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 dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full ; Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1886
...Correspondents, Ac. CONTRIBUTIONS TO A BISTORT OP ТЛЕ THAMES. 4 ^ л ^ BOOK I. PRIMEVAL AND PROMISCUOUS. 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. Sir J, Denham. CHAPTER I. Among the "chief...
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A Picturesque Tour of the River Thames in Its Western Course: Including ...

John Fisher Murray - Thames River - 1849 - 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...imitated, are generally known: • O could I flow like thoe, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme : Though deep, yet clear, though gentle,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Including a Variety ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith, Sir James Prior - 1850
...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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Modern London; or, London as it is [by P. Cunningham]. [10 eds. Title varies].

Peter Cunningham - 1851
...Spenser calls it " The silver-streaming Thames." Denham has sung its praises in some noble couplets — " 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, withont o'erflowing full." And Pope described its banks with the accuracy...
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The Young Ladies' Reader: Containing Rules, Observations, and Exercises and ...

William Draper Swan - Readers - 1851 - 428 pages
...East so much wit, and mirth, and spleen about you, There is no living with thee, nor without thee. O, could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My...theme : Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not duJZ ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. 'Tis hard to say if greater want of skill...
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The Works of Daniel Webster ...: Speeches on various occasions

Daniel Webster - United States - 1851
...and ample canal realizes, and more than realizes, what the poet has said of the River Thames : — " 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." But, Gentlemen, there are other things about...
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