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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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An Historical and Topographical Account of Fulham: Including the Hamlet of ...

Thomas Faulkner - 1813 - 478 Seiten
...Denham characterises it in that celebrated passage : O could I flow like thee, aad make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme : Though deep,...dull; Strong, without rage; without o'erflowing, full. Cooper's Hill. Pope, in his luxuriant vein of poetry, describes this majestic stream by the following...
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Some account of Lond

Thomas Pennant - 1813
...exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame in thine, like lesser currents, lost. APPENDIX....
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Some Account of London, Band 2

Thomas Pennant - 1813 - 660 Seiten
...exchange. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho' deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong, -without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame in thine, like lesser currents, lost. • APPENDIX....
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Gallery of Nature and Art, Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ..., Band 3

E. Polehamton - 1815
...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 clear j though gentte, yet not dull} Strong without rage, without o'crflowing fan. Although it is the current...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Band 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...century past has imitated, are generally known : " O could 1 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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English topography: or, A series of historical and statistical descriptions ...

Joseph Nightingale - 1816 - 17 Seiten
...This river is thus beautifully and characteristically described by Sir John Denham : " Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage; without o'erflowing, full!" The river Lea forms the eastern border of the county. The Brent, the Coin, and the small river Corn, are...
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Elegant extracts in poetry, Band 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...without strength ; o'crflowing, though not full. * Parody on these lines of Sir John Denham : Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. ELEGANT EXTRACTS, Now quite a Frenchman in his garb and air, His neck yok'd clown with bag and solitaire,...
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Institutes of Grammar: As Applicable to the English Langage, Or as ...

James Andrew - 1817 - 129 Seiten
...verses into similar cadences, that are at once grammatical, metrical, and sententious. Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Denham. RULES OF VERSIFICATION. 1 . Verses may be long or short within moderate limits, the shortest...
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An excursion to Windsor, in July 1810. Also A sail down the river Medway ...

John Evans - 1817
...following lines in Cooper's Hill are inimitable : — O! could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ; Though deep yet clear, tho' gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full ! " Cooper's Hill (says Dr....
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Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century Consisting ...

John Nichols - 1817
...Imitation of the celebrated lines in Denham : " O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My bright example as it is my theme ! Though deep yet clear, though gentle never dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." A Spanish writer commends Manzanares, the...
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