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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 To follow foolish precedents, and winkWith both our eyes, is easier than to think. Quote Right
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Quote Left Hence jarring sectaries may learnTheir real interest to discern;That brother should not war with brother,And worry and devour each other;But sing and shine by sweet consent,Till life's poor transient night is spent,Respecting in each other's caseThe gifts of nature and of grace. Quote Right
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Quote Left Words learned by rote a parrot may rehearse; but talking is not always to converse, not more distinct from harmony divine, the constant creaking of a country sign. Quote Right
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Quote Left The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. Quote Right
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Quote Left And up he got, in haste to ride, / But soon came down again. Quote Right
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