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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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Poems

Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 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; tbo' deep yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull ; strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heav'n...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley - English poetry - 1810
...servile base dependence upon Fate ; O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great examples as it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; . Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. * Cooper's Hill. See an excellent parody...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...generally known : * By Garth, in his " Poem on Claremout ;" Jnxl by Pope, ia hit " Windsor Forest." H. " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream " My great...it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet clear ; though gentlu, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves...
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The Thames: Or, Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public ..., Volume 1

William Bernard Cooke - England - 1811
...place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make my 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 ; Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Volume 3

E. Polehamton - 1815
...III. I> So that to us no thing , nit 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'erftowing full. • Although it is the current opinion that...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 3

Edward Polehampton - 1815
...So that to us no thinf, no place is strangr, While his fair bosom i.- the world's exchange. O conld I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as- it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; thoBgh gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erfiowing full. Although it is the current...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...almost every writer for a century past has imitated, are generally known : " O could 1 flow like thec, 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." The lines are in themselves not perfect;...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...perfected it." The four following lines in Cooper's Hill are inimitable : — O! could I flow like ihee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ; Though deep yet clear, thb' gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full ! " Cooper's Hill (says Dr....
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 1

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1817
...Imitation of the celebrated lines in Denham : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My bright example as it is my theme ! Though deep yet clear, though gentle never dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." A Spanish writer commends Manzanares, the...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art: Or, a Tour Through Creation and Science, Volume 3

Edward Polehampton, John Mason Good - Natural history - 1818
...as no Iblnp, no place is strange, While his fair bo?om is the world's exchange. O could I flow Ilk'. thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; thongh gentle, yet not dutl ; Strong without rage, whboit o'erftowing full. Although it is the current...
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