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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 rudiments of English grammar - Page 57
by T. Bowen - 1799
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An Introduction to the Classics; Containing, A Short Discourse on Their ...

Anthony Blackwall - Classical literature - 1718
...plain, the Toet has imitated that wonderful PafTage ofSir John 1)enham upon the fame SubJed. x Th<? deep', yet clear; tho" gentle.~ yet not dull;. Strong 'without Rage;. without: overflowing full. Ill "Defcriptions a judicious Author. will omit law and vulgar Circumftances, and chiefly beftow his...
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The Poetical Register: Or, The Lives and Characters of All the ..., Volume 2

Giles Jacob - Dramatists, English - 1723 - 360 pages
...could 1 flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Example, at it is my Theme ! ho' . Tho' dtffr yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without Rage, without Overflowing, full } Heav'n her Eridanus no more (lull boaft, IVbofe Famt'l-in thine, like leffer Currents, loft : "Thy...
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Poems. By *****

Soame Jenyns - 1752 - 194 pages
...Yet dares to mew thofe ears, he ought to lofe. From • Parody on thefe lines of Sir J. DenhaBJ. Tho deep, yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without overflowing full. From hence to WHITE'S our virtuou* CATO flies, There fits with countenance ereft, and wife, And talks...
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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...
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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....
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Volume 2

Henry Headley - English poetry - 1787
...the Thames: O could I flow like thee ! and make thy ftream My great example, as it is my theme ; Tho' deep, yet clear; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without overflowing, full. Cooper's Hill. ,See an excellent parody of thefe lines in the Dunciad. B. iii. 169. Page 71. There...
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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...
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Beispielsammlung zur Theorie und Literatur der Schönen Wissenschaften, Volume 3

Johann Joachim Eschenaburg - Literature - 1789
...the World's Exchange, O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Fxample, as it is ray Theme! Though deep, yet clear ; tho gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without Rage, without o'erflo> ing full I Heav'n her Eridanus no more f hall bead. Whole Fame in thine, like lefler...
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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 ftrcam 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. Of this gigantic prodigy...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...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...
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