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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 lives of the most eminent English poets - Seite 77
von Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin and Scripture Proper ...

John Walker - 1807 - 285 Seiten
...commendation of the sweetuess and smoothness of two lines of Denham in praise of the Thames " Thongh deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." and this commendation of Dryden's has been echoed by all subsequent writers, who have taken it for...
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The cabinet of poetry, containing the best entire pieces in the works of the ...

Cabinet - 1808
...strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme; Though deep yet...;. Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whos'- fame in thine, like lesser current, 's lost: Thy nobler...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: In Four Volumes. Collated with the ...

Alexander Pope, Thomas Park - 1808
...Welsted, flow! &c.] Parody on Denham Cooper s Hill : ' O could I flow like thee, and make tby stream My great example, as it is my theme: Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull : Strung without rage; without o'ei flowing full :• 177 Embrace, emheace, my sons! he foes...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Band 14

John Dryden - 1808
...few who make verses, have observed the sweetness of these two lines in Cooper's Hill : Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage ; without o'erflowing, full — * and there are yet fewer who can find the reason of that sweetness. I have given it to some of...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...few who make verses, have observed the sweetness of these two lines in Cooper's Hill : Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage ; without o'erflowing, full — * and there are yet fewer who can find the reason of that sweetness. I have given it to some of...
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An Abridgment of L. Murray's English Grammar: With Alterations and ...

Lindley Murray - 1808 - 72 Seiten
...always the effect to make each of the contrafted objects appear in a itronger light. "Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; " Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full." " If you feek to make one rich, fludy not to increafe his ilores, but to dimimfli his deiires." Intcrragatio*-...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...for a century past has imitated, are generally known. " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep,...rage, without o'erflowing full." The lines are in themselves not perfect; for most of the words, thus artfully opposed, are to be understood simply on...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Band 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - 1810
...didst hate That servile base dependence upon Fate ; O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ; Though deep,...Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Cooper's Hill. Success thou ne'er thought's! virtue, nor that fit Which chance, or th' age's fashion,...
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Select Beauties of Ancient English Poetry, Band 2

Henry Headley, Henry Kett - 1810
...servile base dependence upon Fate ; O could I flow like thee ! and make thy stream My great examples as it is my theme ; Though deep, yet clear; though...Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. * Cooper's Hill. See an excellent parody of these lines in the Dunciad, Book iii. 1. 169. Success thou...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...for a century past has imitated, are generally known : О 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 } Strung without rage, without o'erflowing full. The lines are in themselves not perfect;...
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