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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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Choice Poems and Lyrics

Choice poems - 1862 - 317 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. Joseph Addison. Born 1672. Died 1719. A HYMN....
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world-s exchange. O might I 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." Of Pope's Windsor Forest, Johnson has remarked,...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...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...as it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear ; though gentl e, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. The stream is so transparent,...
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Favourite English Poems: Chaucer to Pope, 1350-1700

English poetry - 1863
...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. But his proud head the airy mountain hides...
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Early English poems, Chaucer to Pope

English poems - 1863
...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. But his proud head the airy mountain hides...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...Both Dryden and Johnson agreed in singling out for praise in "Cooper's Hill" the following four lines: 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. Johnson's comment makes clear the principles...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 3, The Renaissance

George Alexander Kennedy, Glyn P. Norton, Jessica Osborn, Hugh Barr Nisbet, Maynard Mack Professor of English Claude Rawson, Marshall Brown, Claude Julien Rawson, Alastair J. Minnis, Christa Knellwolf, Ian Richard Johnson, A. Walton Litz, Raman Selden, Louis Menand, Rafey Habib, Lawrence S. Rainey, Christopher Norris, Christa Knellwolf King - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 782 pages
...explains John Denham's requirement, as he apostrophized the Thames, that form not obstruct thought: '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 ore-flowing full.1 Depth with clarity, variety without confusion,...
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The Meaning of Literature

Timothy J. Reiss - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 395 pages
...throughout the eighteenth century and into the nineteenth. In them he offered the Thames as a model: 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 ore-flowing full. (11. 189-92) The poem had first appeared in...
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The Gay]grey Moose: Essays on the Ecologies and Mythologies of Canadian ...

D. M. R. Bentley - Literary Collections - 1992 - 328 pages
...Hill. It is a question that recalls John Denham's "famous apostrophe"44 to the Thames in 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 ore-flowing full.45 To make poetry like reality, to imitate...
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The Third Kind of Knowledge: Memoirs & Selected Writings

Robert Fitzgerald - Biography & Autobiography - 1993 - 279 pages
...contemporaries, and in place of greater touchstones Dryden was fond of quoting Denham's lines on the Thames: 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 ore-flowing full. He was also fond of alluding to Waller as...
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