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The Dunciad: With Notes Variorum, and the Prolegomena of Scriblerus - Page 146
by Alexander Pope - 1729 - 238 pages
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 4

Theophilus Cibber, Robert Shiells, Thomas Coxeter - Biography & Autobiography - 1753
...book, in that famous Parody upon Denham's Cooper's Hill, O could I flow like thee, and make thy dream My great example, as it is my theme ; Tho* deep, yet...; tho' gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage ; without o'er flowing full. Denham. , Which Mr. Pope has thus parodied •, Flow Welfted, flow ; like...
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The Art of Rhetoric Made Easy: Or, The Elements of Oratory Briefly Stated ...

John Holmes, Cassius Longinus - Elocution - 1755
...^"». /;. See Sir John Denbam on the River Thames — O could I flow like thee, and make thy Stream-^ My great Example, as it is my Theme !— Tho' deep,...gentle, yet not dull ;• — Strong without Rage; without o'erflowing, full. — See alfo Ifaiah i. 5, 6. fcJV. — N. This Figure is likewiie cali'cl...
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The works of Alexander Pope: esq., with his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1757
...Welfted, jlow, £sV. ] Parod y on Denfjaia, Cooper's Hill. O could Ifow-ljketbee, and make thy jlream My great example, as it is my theme : Tho' deep, yet clear ; tho' gentle, yet not dull; Strong nuithout rage; without a' erjlowing, full ? 140 THEDUNCIA D. Book IIL So fweetly mawkifh, and fo fmoothly...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English poetry - 1760
...ExIMITATIONS. VER. 169. Flow, Wc]fted> flow! tic.] Parody on Denbam, 'Cooper* 'f Hill. " O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream " My great example,...gentle, yet not dull ; . * •' Strong without rage ; without o'erflowing, full !" So fweetly mawkilh, and fo fmoothly dull ; Heady, not ftrongj o'erflowing,...
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Essays on husbandry

Walter Harte - Agriculture - 1764 - 445 pages
...degrees into trade and commerce. Whatever elfe enriches a ftate, is not a conftant feeding ftream, (Tho* deep, yet clear, tho* gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'er-flowing full;) but but a momentary impetuous torrent, more deftructive than fruitful....
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1767
...to us no things, no place is ftrange. While his fair bofom is the world's exchange. ,O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream My great example, as...it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear, tho' gentle, not yet dull; •Strong, without rage, without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more mail...
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The Beauties of English Poesy, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English poetry - 1767
...ftrange, While his fair bofom is the world's exchange. O could I .flow like thee, and make thy flreara My great example, as it is my theme! Tho' deep, yet clear, tho' gentle, not yet dulli Strong, without rage, without o'erflowing, full. .Heav'n her Eridanus no more mail boaft,...
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Miscellaneous pieces, in verse and prose

Soame Jenyns, Isaac Hawkins Browne - Good and evil - 1770 - 452 pages
...night, JJecaufe the fool would fain be thought a bite. * Parody on thefe lines of Sir John Denham. Tho' deep, yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. pcvoted. t)evoted thus to politics, and cards, Nor mirth, nor wine, nor women,...
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Letters by Several Eminent Persons Deceased: Including the ..., Volume 1

English letters - 1772
...different feet, according as the accent falls on thofe fyllables. Examples of this : O could I | flow like | thee/ and | make thy ftream My| great ex[ample, as it Is my theme ! In this couplet, the firft fyllable in the firft line is long, and with the two fhort ones that follow...
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The Lusiad, Or, The Discovery of India: An Epic Poem

Luís de Camões - Explorers - 1776 - 484 pages
...his Poem on Cooper's-Hill, fays to the Thames ; '!•.?••... . . :' • 'I - 'l O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream* My great example,...clear, tho' gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. *• . * \ i " Camouens addrefles the Nymphs of Tagus in the like manner;...
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