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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Page 74
by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
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Poems and Translations: With the Sophy, a Tragedy

Sir John Denham - English drama - 1709 - 330 pages
...plants. So t|iat to us no thing, no place is ftrange, While his fair Bofom 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 1 Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full....
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Coopers-hill: A poem,

Sir John Denham - 1709 - 16 pages
...itrange, . . While his fair bofomis the World's exchange. О 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're-flowing full, Heavea Heaven ber EriJatiat no more (hall...
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The Art of English Poetry Containing: Rules for making verses. A collection ...

Edward Bysshe - English language - 1710 - 554 pages
...employ'd in this fort of Poems, are cither Verfes of |o Syllables ; as, Oh '. could I flute like.thee, and make thy Stream My great Example, as it is my Theme-; TV dtsf, yet char ; thi gmtle, yet mt .dull • Strong, without Rage ; without o'trflowingf till. Denh....
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Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations of the ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1716
...planrs. So that to us no thing, no place is ftrange, While his fair Bofom is the Wotld's Exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My Great Example, as it is my Theam ! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet nor dull, Strong without B.age, without o'er- flowing...
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The first (-sixth) part of Miscellany poems, publ. by Mr. Dryden, Part 5

Miscellany poems - 1716
...plantr. So that to us no thing, no place is ft range, While his fair Bofom is the World's Exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My Great Example, as it is my Theam ! Though deep, yet clear, though genrle, yet not Strong withour Rage, withour e'er-flowing full....
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The Complete Art of Poetry ...

Charles Gildon - English poetry - 1718
...Shores, Vifit» the World, and in his flying Tow'rs, Brings home to us, and makes both Indies our?. O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Example, as it is my Theam ! Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without Rage ; without o'erflowing,...
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Poems and Translations: With The Sophy, a Tragedy. Written by the Honourable ...

Sir John Denham - 1719 - 236 pages
...planrs. So that to us no thing, no place is ftrange, While his fair Bofom is the World's Exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream My great Example, as it is my Tlieme ! Tho' deept yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull ' Strong without Rage, without o'er-flowing...
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An Essay Upon the Civil Wars of France,: Extracted from Curious Manuscripts ...

Voltaire - Epic poetry - 1728 - 130 pages
...furpaffing them. • Sir John Denkam, in his Poem on Coo~ pers-Hill, fays to the Thames • 0 could 1 flow like thee, and make thy Stream • My great Example, as it is my Theme ; . TJM' deep, yet clear ; t ho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong "without Rage, -without o'erflowing...
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The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy

John Holmes (Master of Holt Grammar School.), John Holmes - Rhetoric - 1739 - 167 pages
...ad fuperas interritus extulit auras, &c . Virg. Mn. 5. See Sir John Detfbam on the River Thames — O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream — My great Example, as it is my Theme ! — Tho' deep, yet clear j tho' gentle, yet not dull ; — Strong without Rage ; without o'erflowing,...
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The History of the Life and Times of Cardinal Wolsey, Prime ..., Volume 1

Joseph Grove - 1742
...plants : So that to us no Thing, no Place is Jirange, While his fair Ecjbm 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' er-flowing full....
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