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  • I can't remember word for word the Greek, so I give the translation: -- "Castor and Pollux, who dwell in beauteous Lacedemon, by the sweet-flowing river Eurotas, if ever I wish evil to my friend, may it light upon me; but if ever he wishes evil to me, may he have twice as much."

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • "Go back to the sweet-flowing Thames, and the dreams of the desk."

    Adela Cathcart, Volume 3

  • Of the sweet-flowing words that thence afterwards fell.

    The Complete Poems of Sir Thomas Moore Collected by Himself with Explanatory Notes

  • I think that I shall never see A poem as beautiful as a tree; A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed Against the earth's sweet-flowing breast; A tree that looks to God all day And lifts its leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain, That intimately lives with rain; Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.

    Coast to Coast by Automobile

  • And he made [all] level along the rapid Hellespont, and again covered the vast shore with sands, having demolished the wall: but then he turned the rivers to go back into their own channels, in which they had formerly poured their sweet-flowing water. [

    The Iliad of Homer (1873)

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