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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 I pity them greatly, but I must be mum, for how could we do without sugar and rum? Quote Right
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Quote Left Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. Quote Right
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Quote Left How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home. Quote Right
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Quote Left A self-made man? Yes, and one who worships his creator. Quote Right
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Quote Left A land-breeze shook the shrouds, / And she was overset; / Down went the Royal George, / With all her crew complete. Quote Right
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