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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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Pope's Homer's Iliad and Odyssey ; Dryden's Virgil and Juvenal ; Pitt's ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...arc few who make verses, have observed the sweetness of these two lines in Coope'r'sHill; 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. 1 have given ,it to some of my friends...
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The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations ..., Band 10,Ausgabe 1

John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley - 1810
...has called it the ' King of Floods;' and Denham characterizes it by the wellknown lines, Tho' deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Pope, in a more rich and luxuriant vein of poetry, describes this majestic stream by the following...
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The Thames: Or, Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public ..., Band 1

William Bernard Cooke - 1811
...strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make my stream My great example as it is my theme ! Though deep yet...dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full ; Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame's in this, like lesser currents lost. Staines...
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The Thames: Or Graphic Illustrations of Seats, Villas, Public Buildings, and ...

1811
...strange, While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make my stream My great example as it is my theme ! Though deep yet...dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full ; Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame's in this, like lesser currents lost. Staines...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Band 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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,...clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erliowing tall." The lines are in themselves not perfect : for most of the words, thus...
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Works, Band 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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,...clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without rage, without o'erftowing lull." The lines are in themselves not perfect : for most of the words, thus...
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A pocket encyclopædia, or library of general knowledge, Band 4

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
...eyes. 19. " Enantiosis," or antithesis, the placing things in opposition to each other : " Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." 20. " Paralepsis," or omission, a figure by 'which the orator pretends to conceal or pass by what he...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures on ..., Band 13

1802
...however, O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though dee|i, yet clear — though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast ; Her fame in thine, like lesser currents, lost; Thy nobler...
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Pocket Encyclopedia: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite ..., Band 4

Edward Augustus Kendall - 1811
...in, certain words. An instance of the latter is familiar : I saw it icith my own eyes. ^ Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing fall." 90. " Paralepsis," or omission, a figure by •which the orator pretends to conceal or pass...
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The Works in Verse and Prose

Robert Treat Paine - 1812 - 464 Seiten
...PA. ROPY on part of the last line in the following passage of Denham's "Cooper's Hill." Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full." V Page 180, lines 11—12. Profound in trifes, he can tell, hov> thort Were JEnfft leg*, Aow large...
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