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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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Englische Dichter: Eine Auswahl englischer Dichtungen mit deutscher Uebersetzung

English poetry - 1856 - 735 pages
...letn ipla^ ift, ber nii^t un* gtborte, 3^rf*5ner fflufen ift ber OHarft ber (Srbe. 178 JOHN DENHAM. 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. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Miscellaneous Works: The bee. Essays. An inquiry into the present state ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856
...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." • The poet Vida describes the last groan...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...drink but I ? Why, man of morals, tell me why ? SIR JOHN DENHAM. 1615-1668. Cooper's Hill. Line 189. 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. The Sophy. A Tragedy. Actions of the last...
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Miscellaneous Works Including a Variety of Pieces Now First ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1857
...Hill,' 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'erSowing full." There cannot be a better specimen of the swift...
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The Poetical Works of Edmund Waller and Sir John Denham, Page 127

Edmund Waller, Sir John Denham, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1857 - 329 pages
...well-known lines on the Thames are rhetorical and forcible, but not, we think, highly poetical: — " 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." The poem closes with another river- picture,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1859
...moon, Making night hideous.' BHAKSP. M9 Flaw, Welsted, flaw! &c.] 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 fulll ' Embrace, embrace, my sons ! be foes no more...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1859
...that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. Oh, could 1 flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great example,...theme : Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full.' Denham. THE COMMON LOT.* ONCE in the...
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Ellesmere's plan for a new essay. On the miseries of human life. Life not so ...

Sir Arthur Helps - Conduct of life - 1860
...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'erflowyig full." The lines sound somewhat ironical, do they...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 48

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1860
...once of power and peace, well might the poet address to the Thames the well-known apostrophe : 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. Truly, indeed, may it be said that rivers...
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Literary Class Book; Or, Readings in English Literature: To which is ...

Robert Sullivan - Didactic literature - 1861 - 504 pages
...much wit, and mirth, and spleen about thee, There is no living with thee, nor without thee. 24. 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 25. Tis hard to say if greater want of...
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