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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 Art of Rhetoric Made Easy - Page 52
by John Holmes (Master of Holt Grammar School.), John Holmes - 1739 - 167 pages
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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. Heav'n her Eridanus no...
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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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The First Part of Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New ..., Part 5

John Dryden - 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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Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations of the ..., Volume 5

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 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

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 Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1729 - 238 pages
...Vfd&e&, ftow.! &c.] Parody on Denham, Cooper's Hill. O could I ftow 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 overftowing, full. ' V. 1 7 1 . Embrace,...
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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. The Marquefs of Dorfet...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...Weljled,flow I &c . ] Parody on Dcnham' Cooper's Hill. 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 o'erflowing, full. NOTES. VER. 169. Flow,...
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