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 on complaints, grace, love, and weakness

Lord, it is my chief complaint, That my love is weak and faint; Yet I love thee and adore, Oh for grace to love thee more!

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Olney Hymns

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A Quote by William Cowper on ambition and praise

Low ambition and the thirst of praise.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 591.

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A Quote by William Cowper on genius and wit

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Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 542.

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A Quote by William Cowper on day, forgiveness, and pity

The kindest and the happiest pair Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on love, mercy, and sons

Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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A Quote by William Cowper on absence, mind, and rest

Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Retirement

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A Quote by William Cowper

Feels himself spent and fumbles for his brains.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk

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