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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 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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Carl, the Young Emigrant: A Memoir of Schools and Schoolmasters

American Sunday-School Union - Children - 1851 - 233 pages
...the lines you repeated in your declamation this morning ? Gregory. They were from Denham : — " 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." Adler. Now please to give me the substance...
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Selections from the British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1851
...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 r;i^e ; without o'edlowing, full. The stream is so transparent, pure, and...
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Speeches on various occasions

Daniel Webster - United States - 1851
...ample canal realizes, and more than realizes, what the poet has said of the River 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." But, Gentlemen, there are other things about...
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Knight's Excursion Companion

Charles Knight - England - 1851 - 476 pages
...does not recollect the charming lines with which Denham describes the " silver river ? " — " 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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National Series of Selections for Reading; Adapted to the Standing ..., Volume 4

Richard Green Parker - 1852
...is strange, .. While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. * He flourished from 1615 to 1668. 5. 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. LESSON LXXXVII. Upon the Sight of a Great...
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Hausschatz englischer Poesie: Auswahl aus den Werken der bedeutendsten ...

Oskar Ludwig Bernhard Wolff - English poetry - 1852 - 399 pages
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place, is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. 0 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. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose...
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THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

DANIEL WEBSTER - 1853
...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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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by R. Carruthers, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...was, " Durgen may be read," a poem against Pope by Ward.] s9 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 !" [In the first edit, it was "foaming though...
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Works: with a Biographical Memoir, Volume 2

Daniel Webster, Edward Everett - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1853
...ample canal realizes, and more than realizes, what the poet has said of the River 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." But, Gentlemen, there are other things about...
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