Thames river Quotes, Quotations, and Sayings
4 Thames river Quotes
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)
Serene yet strong, majestic yet sedate,
Swift without violence, without terror great.
Quotes , Source: Carmen Seculare (l. 200), imitation of Denham
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)
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.
Quotes , Source: Sonnet--Composed upon Westminster Bridge