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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. "
Belgravia, a London magazine, conducted by M.E. Braddon - Page 302
by Belgravia - 1881 - 2 pages
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Catalogue of Rare Books, Issues 207-223

Ellis (Firm) - 1728 - 864 pages
..." 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." 82 DIGGES (Sir Dudley), The Compleat Ambassador : or two Treaties of the intended marriage of Qu: Elizabeth...
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Letters by Several Eminent Persons Deceased: Including the ..., Volume 1

John Duncombe - 1772 - 338 pages
...; and the clofing the couplet with the emphatical word " full," completes the harmony. Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull ; Strong without rage; without o'erflowing full. Thus it is plain that the firft three fentences have a different grammatical form, which varies the...
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Letters, by Several Eminent Persons Deceased: Including the ..., Volume 1

John Duncombe, John Hughes - 1773 - 998 pages
...; and the clofmg the couplet with the emphatical word " full," completes the harmony. Though deep, yet clear ; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full. Thus it is plain that the firft three fentencea have a different grammatical form, which varies the...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 17-19

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 1130 pages
...few who make vcrfes, have obferved the fweetnefs of thefe 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 reafon of that fweetnefs. I have given it to fame of my...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 498 pages
...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 perfect ; for moft of the words, thus artfully oppofed, are to be underftood...
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A View of Society and Manners in Italy: With Anecdotes Relating to ..., Volume 1

John Moore - 1781 - 544 pages
...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 boaft, Whofe fame in thine, like lefler current, 's loft....
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 494 pages
...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-flowing full." The lines are in themfelves not perfect ; for moft of the words, thus artfully oppofed, are to be underftood...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 494 pages
...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 ; for moft of the words, thus artfully oppofed, are to be undcrftood...
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Elements of the Grammar of the English Language ...

Charles Coote - 1788 - 308 pages
...Pafadife Anthhejls (o) is an apparent oppofition between one phrafe and another ; as, " Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; " Strong, without rage ; without o'erflowing, full." DtNHAM. Epanorthofis (p) is a Correction, or recalling, of what was before mentioned, as being too...
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Cursory Remarks on Some of the Ancient English Poets: Particularly Milton

Philip Neve - 1789 - 164 pages
...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 Ertdanus no more fhall boaft ; Her fame in thine, like lefler currents, loft ; Thy nobler...
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