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Sweet Thames run softly ...

Robert Gibbings

Sweet Thames run softly ...

by Robert Gibbings

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Published by Dutton in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith engravings by the author.
The Physical Object
Pagination230 p.
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18079581M

  The title of his book, Sweet Thames Run Softly () is a line from a poem by Edmund Spenser from the 16th century. That’s a pretty good indication of the timelessness of this book, and the timelessness that Gibbings was experiencing when he took his journey. “Sweet Thames, run softly”: Constructing a Clean River David Skilton This paper explores different modes of constructing the urban scene, and gives examples of how images move between what were once thought of as separate realms, including literary and non-literary texts, literary and non-literary illustration, academic painting, journal.

English arranger George Dyson (–) set up words from Prothalamion with a good soundtrack in his cantata Sweet Thames Run Softly. Edmund Spenser's Epithalamion (distributed in ) is a lyric in 24 stanzas about the artist's wedding to one Elizabeth Boyle. In , on the eve of the Second World War, Robert Gibbings launched his home-made punt on the River Thames and began a slow journey downstream, armed with a sketchpad and a microscope. From the river's source at the edge of the Cotswold Hills to the bustle of London's docks, Sweet Thames Run Softly is a charming, often eccentric account.

  Then he produced a book of bucolic charm, Sweet Thames Run Softly, which was a surprise success in a Britain locked in a desperate fight for sm, perhaps. In the preface, Gibbings explains the boat creation process: "I wanted a boat in which there was plenty of room to sleep, and one which would not turn over when I turned over. The London sewerage system is part of the water infrastructure serving London, modern system was developed during the late 19th century, and as London has grown the system has been expanded. It is currently owned and operated by Thames Water and serves almost all of Greater London.


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The resulting book ‘Sweet Thames Run Softly’ published in was a huge success and was reprinted twice during that many times since. Sweet Thames, run softly till I end my song, Sweet Thames, run softly, for I speak not loud or long. But at my back in a cold blast I hear The rattle of the bones, and chuckle spread from ear to ear.

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Inon the eve of the Second World War, Robert Gibbings launched his home-made punt on the River Thames and began a slow journey downstream, armed with a sketchpad and a microscope. From the river's source at the edge of the Cotswold Hills to the bustle of London's docks, Sweet Thames Run Softly is a charming, often eccentric account.

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