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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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Beispielsammlung zur Theorie und Literatur der Schönen Wissenschaften, Volume 3

Johann Joachim Eschenburg - Literature - 1789
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is ftrange, While his fair Boiom is the World s Exchange. . О could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Example , as it is my Theme ! Though deep, y et clear ; th о gentle, yet not dull; Strong without Rage, without o'erflo ingfulll , Heav'n her...
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A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to ..., Volume 1

John Moore - Anecdotes - 1795
...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. Heaven her Eridanus no more fhall boaft, Whofe...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...night hideous." Sia!;esp. •ii.' 169. Flaw, l'relited,jiawl &cj Parody on Denham, Cooper's llil! : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream " My great example, as it is my theiwe: " 'f ho.' deep, yet clear; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; - 5' Strong without- rage ;- without...
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The rudiments of English grammar

T. Bowen - 1799
...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 ; tho' gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without overflowing full. Who that beholds thee, NILE,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...eve writer for a century past has imitated, are generally known: " O could I flow like thee, and mike thy stream " My great example, as it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; " Strong without rage, without o'erfloiving full." The lines arc in themselves not perfect...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 25-26

John Bell - English poetry - 1800
...186 So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom it the world-'sexchange. C O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great example, at it is my theme ; 1 90 Tho' deep yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...has commended them, almost every writer for a century past has imitated, are generally known : " O could I flow like thee. and make thy stream " My great...theme '. " Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet net dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'crflo*ing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 5

Charles Brockden Brown - American literature - 1806
...were not in the first printed edition of the poem ; though the general sentiment is there. О 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. Hcav'n her Eridanus no more bhall boast ;...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - American literature - 1806
...trial of skill, than a violation of the laws of morality. SIR JOHN DENHAM. O could I flow like tliee, 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'erflowing, full. Of this famous passage, to which Dry den...
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The Poetical Preceptor; Or, A Collection of Select Pieces of Poetry ...

English poetry - 1806 - 380 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 example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage, without o'erflowing, full....
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