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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2846
AUTHOR:Sir John Denham (1615–1669)
QUOTATION:Oh, 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.
ATTRIBUTION:Cooper’s Hill. Line 189.
 

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