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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 Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 335
1840
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A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to ..., Volume 1

John Moore - Character sketches - 1781
...ftrange, While his fair bofom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream, My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. 2 Heaven Heaven her Eridanus no more (hall...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...century paft has imitated, afe generally known : ** O could I flow tike thec, And make fhy ftreani, lt 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 lines are in themfelves not perfect...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...a century paft has imitated, are generally known : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream great example, as it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet clear} though gentle, yet " not dull ; " Strong without rage, without e'er-flowing " full." The lines are in themfelves not perfect...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...feems pretty ftrong) has honoured them with his notice : O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftreatn My great example, as it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowtngfull. * Thefe lines,' fays Dr. Johnfon, ' are < in...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...century paft has imitated, are generally known : '" O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream " My great example, as it is my theme ! *• Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'er-flowmg full." The lines are in themfelves not perfeft...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...century paft has imitated, are generally known : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy flrcam •* 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 lines are in themfelves not perfect...
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A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to ..., Volume 1

John Moore - Italy - 1787 - 508 pages
...ftrange, While his fair bofom is the world's exchange, 0 could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear j though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heaven her Eridanus no...
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Beispielsammlung zur Theorie und Literatur der Schönen Wissenschaften: Bd ...

Johann Joachim Eschenaburg - Literature - 1789
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is ftrange, While his fair Bofom is the World's Exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Example , as it is nty Theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; tho gentle, yet not dull; Strong without Rage, without o'erflo...
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Cursory Remarks on Some of the Ancient English Poets: Particularly Milton

Philip Neve - English poetry - 1789 - 146 pages
...anywhere equalled. Thefe Thefe celebrated verfes however, O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream. My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Ertdanus no more fhall boaft...
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A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica: With Remarks Upon the ...

William Beckford - Agriculture - 1790
...critic has beftowed a very warm and elegant encomium. O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strpng without rage, without o'er-flowing, full. Of this gigantic prodigy of literary perfeverance...
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