|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|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 oerflowing full.
Sir John DenhamCoopers Hill. L. 189. Latin prose with same idea found in a letter of Roger Aschams to Sir William Petre. Epistles. P. 254. (Ed. 1590).
|Serene yet strong, majestic yet sedate,|
Swift without violence, without terror great.
PriorCarmen Seculare. L. 200. Imitation of Denham.
|Slow let us trace the matchless vale of Thames;|
Fair winding up to where the Muses haunt
In Twitnham bowers, and for their Pope implore.
ThomsonSeasons. Summer. L. 1,425.
|Never did sun more beautifully steep|
In his first splendor, valley, rock, or hill;
Neer 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!
WordsworthSonnet. Composed upon Westminster Bridge.