William Cowper Quotes (390 quotes)
The poetical works of William Cowper: with notes and a memoir by John Bruce (1865 edition)
“An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting.”
The unpublished and uncollected poems of William Cowper, ed. by T. Wright (1900 edition)
“Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend.”
The Poems of William Cowper (1835), p. 65, "Expostulation"
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWilliam Cowper
Born: November 26, 1731
Died: April 25, 1800 (aged 68)
Bio: 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.