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).
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.