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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.

Sir John Denham Quotes , Source: Cooper's Hill (l. 189)

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Serene yet strong, majestic yet sedate, Swift without violence, without terror great.

Matthew Prior Quotes , Source: Carmen Seculare (l. 200), imitation of Denham

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Slow let us trace the matchless vale of Thames; Fair winding up to where the Muses haunt In Twit'nham bowers, and for their Pope implore.

James Thomson (1) Quotes , Source: Seasons--Summer (l. 1,425)

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Never did sun more beautifully steep In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill; Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep! The river glideth at his own sweet will. Dear God! the very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: Sonnet--Composed upon Westminster Bridge

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