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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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The English metropolis; or, London in the year 1820. [by J.Corry].

John Corry - 1820
...sincere, honest, modest, it resembles Denham's beautiful description of the Thames ; " Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full."" By mingling with adventurers from various nations, in London, the purity of the genuine English character...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...make thy stream " My great example, as it is my theme ! " Though deep, yet cl«ar ; though gentle, yet not dull ; " Strong without 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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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 Seiten
...the Thames owes a great part of its fineness to the frequency and variety of the pauses: Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage; without o'erflowing, full. Mr. Auditor Benson* There is none of our poets of that class [the class of Dorset and Rochester] that...
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The English Metropolis: Or, London in the Year 1820. Containing Satirical ...

John Corry - 1820 - 320 Seiten
...which, as the tide was then on the ebb, did not correspond with Denham's description, " Though deep yet clear, though gentle yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full." For it was then comparatively shallow, and its stream tinged with mud, and the various discolorations...
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Observations, anecdotes, and characters, of books and men. Arranged with ...

Joseph Spence - 1820 - 302 Seiten
...the Thames owes a great part of its fineness to the frequency and variety of the pauses: Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage; without o'erflowing, full. Mr. Auditor Benson. There is none of our poets of that class [the class of Dorset and Rochester] that...
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The Gallery of Nature and Art; Or a Tour Through Creation and Science ...

Edward Polehampton - 1821
...strange, While his fair bosom is the world's cxclmnge. O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep,...dull ; Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full. Although it is the current opinion that the Thames had its name from the conjunction of the Tharae...
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The Hundred Wonders of the World: And of the Three Kingdoms of Nature ...

Sir Richard Phillips - 1821
...strangcr While his fair bosom is the world's exchange. O could I flow like thec, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strongwithout rage, without o'erflowing full. DEMI AM. THIS fine river, if considered respectively...
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Observations on Southey's Life of Wesley: Being a Defence of the Character ...

Richard Watson - 1821 - 229 Seiten
...respect to Mr. Wesley's preaching, that it always reminded him of the lines of Denham, " Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage; without o'erflowing full." It is to be feared that Mr. Southey, in reality, takes exceptions to the doctrine taught by Mr. Wesley,...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...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,...clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong without rage, without p'erflowing full; Heaven her Eridanus no more shall boast, Whose fame in thine, like...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...for a century past has imitated, are generally known : O could I flow like tbee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yetnotduH; Strong without rage, without overflowing fall-. The lines are in themselves not perfect;...
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