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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1853
...was, " Durgen may be read," a poem against Pope by Ward.] *i Parody on Denham, " Cooper's Hill :" " 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!" [In the first edit, it was "foaming though...
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The book of English poetry, with critical and biogr. sketches of the poets

English poetry - 1853
...beauties, are strikingly characteristic of the artificial style of the ago to which they belong : — " 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, iull." Denham shared in the fortunes of his royal...
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The Works, Volume 2

Daniel Webster - 1854
...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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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...has commended them, almost every writer for a century past has imitated, are generally known : " 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'er-flowing full." " The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1854 - 428 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...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rnge ; without o'erflowiug, full. Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...has been admired and imitated, as full, flowing, and sonorous. Speaking of the river Thames :— " 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." There cannot be a better specimen of the...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

Authors, English - 1855 - 749 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...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 Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 428 pages
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom ia 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. Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 428 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. Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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London in 1856

John Murray (Firm), Peter Cunningham - London (England) - 1856 - 316 pages
...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, without o'erflowing full." And Pope described its banks with the accuracy...
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