William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on god and nature

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Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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A Quote by William Cowper on dance, nature, and power

Nature, exerting an unwearied power, Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower; Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 690.

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A Quote by William Cowper on sex and society

Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society's chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 251.

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure, poetry, and poets

There is a pleasure in poetic pains. Which only poets know.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Timepiece, line 285.

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A Quote by William Cowper on art and poetry

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Made poetry a mere mechanic art.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 654.

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A Quote by William Cowper on dreams and poetry

Th' embroid'ry of poetic dreams.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation

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A Quote by William Cowper

He found it inconvenient to be poor.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Charity

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A Quote by William Cowper on pleasure and remorse

Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Progress of Error

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A Quote by William Cowper on authors and reason

Could he with reason murmur at his case, Himself sole author of his own disgrace?

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Hope

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A Quote by William Cowper on chance

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'Tis hard if all is false that I advance  A fool must now and then be right, by chance.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation

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