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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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Memoirs of Her Late Royal Highness Charlotte-Augusta of Wales, and of Saxe ...

Thomas Green - Great Britain - 1818 - 576 pages
...if not of all the softness, of the Italian. " Oh ! could I make thy sweetly-flowing stream My bright example, as it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear — though gentle, yet not dull, Strong, without rage — -without o'erflowing, full." Such appears to have been the uninterrupted...
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 4

John Mason Good - 1819
...which have excited the most attention arc the following in a description of the river Ti limes: -' 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 ; Stronz without rage; without o'erflowinz, full."...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The Works: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by Robert Anderson, Volume 2

John Moore - 1820
...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...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not d«H j Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heaven her Bridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...Dryden 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 example, as it is my theme ' X * By Garth, in his " Poem on Claremont," and by Pope in his " Windsor Forest." Though deep, yet...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...almos; every writer for a century . past has imitated, are generally known. " O could I flow like hee, and make thy stream " My great example, as it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet cl«ar ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines...
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A view of society and manners in Italy

John Moore, Robert Anderson - English literature - 1820
...plants, So that, to DS, 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 ray theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ...

Edward Polehampton - Natural history - 1821
...III. D So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's cxclmnge. 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. Although it is the current opinion that the...
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - Wonder - 1821
...thing, no place is strangcr While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thec, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my...theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strongwithout rage, without o'erflowing full. DEMI AM. THIS fine river, if considered respectively...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...Dryden 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 not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing fall. The lines are in themselves not perfect; for...
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