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Regions Caesar never knew 
 Thy posterity shall sway; 
 Where his eagles never flew, 
 None invincible as they. Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.  - William Cowper
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William Cowper
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Born: November 26, 1731

Died: April 25, 1800 (aged 68)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

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.

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