Th' embroid'ry of poetic dreams.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Contributed by: Zaady
He found it inconvenient to be poor.
Remorse, the fatal egg by pleasure laid.
Source: Progress of Error
Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
Source: Table Talk. Line 542.
The kindest and the happiest pair Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.
Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.
Source: The Winter Walk at Noon
Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
Feels himself spent and fumbles for his brains.
Source: Table Talk
In indolent vacuity of thought.
Source: The Winter Evening
Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unseen, a kiss; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss.
Source: On the Receipt of My Mother’s Picture
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