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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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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: With Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope, William Roscoe - English literature - 1824
...Ver. 169. Flow, Welsted, flow! ifc.~\ Parody on Denham, Cooper't Hill: " O could I flow like thec, 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...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 full. The lines, are, in themselves, not perfect...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...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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Select Poets of Great Britain: To which are Prefixed, Criticial Notices of ...

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1825 - 562 pages
...So that to us no thing, no plaee, is strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exehange. O eould e X # 9 P RV y ^y cӥ* [ DE1 4 l@ 0 V w IR ᰆ n" \ = <JgS V7IY>4 w?L elear, though gentle yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heaven her Eridanus...
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Outlines of truth, by a lady

Outlines - 1825 - 80 pages
...subject, in an apostrophe to the river Thames. " O ! could I flow like thee, And make thy stream My chief example As it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear, Though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, Without o'erflowing full." Any approach to such a combined interchange...
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Elegant Extracts: Consisting of larger poems

English poetry - 1826
...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...theme ! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast,...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - Elocution - 1826 - 213 pages
...consider that he shall 6ne day be old, and remember, when he is old, that he has once been young. 8. 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. 9. Pleasures — are ever in our hands or...
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London lions for country cousins and friends about town, being all the new ...

Horace Wellbeloved - London (England) - 1826 - 112 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...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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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...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...my theme! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yetnotdull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. The lines are in themselves not perfect...
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The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster ..., Volume 1

George Lewis Smyth - 1826
...plants. So that to us no thing, no place is strange, While his fair bosom js the world's exchange. 0 could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great...as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gcptle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." In the year 1647, the predicament...
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