William Cowper

1731 - 1800

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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A Quote by William Cowper on schools

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The sounding jargon of the schools.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Truth. Line 367.

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A Quote by William Cowper on modesty

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But still remember, if you mean to please, To press your point with modesty and ease.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation

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A Quote by William Cowper on body, clarity, and language

A tale should be judicious, clear, succinct; The language plain, and incidents well link'd; Tell not as new what ev'ry body knows; and, new or old, still hasten to a close.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation

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