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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'erflowing full. "
Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century: Consisting ... - Page 633
1817
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Coopers-hill: A poem,

Sir John Denham - 1709 - 16 pages
...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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A View of Society and Manners in Italy, Volume 1

John Moore - 1781
...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 ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. 2 Heaven Heaven her Eridanus no more (hall...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...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 themfelves not...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems, of Several English Poets:.: By John ...

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...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. Johnfon, ' are...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...paft has imitated, are generally known : '" O 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'er-flowmg full." The lines are in themfelves not perfeft...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...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 themfelves not perfect...
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Cursory Remarks on Some of the Ancient English Poets: Particularly Milton

Philip Neve - English poetry - 1789 - 146 pages
...where equalled. Thefe celebrated verfes however, O 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'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more fhall boaft...
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A Descriptive Account of the Island of Jamaica: With Remarks Upon the ...

William Beckford - Agriculture - 1790
...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 of literary...
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A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to ..., Volume 1

John Moore - Italy - 1795
...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 ! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heaven her Eridanus no more fhall boaft,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...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 not perfect...
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