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William Cowper

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Comprehensive information about William Cowper including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. This educational William Cowper resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion. Quote Right
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Quote Left Our severest winter, commonly called the spring. Quote Right
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Quote Left Fanaticism soberly defined, is the false fire of an over heated mind. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute; From the center all round to the sea, I am lord of the fowl and the brute Quote Right
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Quote Left Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold. Quote Right
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