William Cowper

1731 - 1800

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 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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A Quote by William Cowper on indolence and thought

In indolent vacuity of thought.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Evening

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A Quote by William Cowper on bliss, kiss, and soul

Perhaps thou gav'st me, though unseen, a kiss; Perhaps a tear, if souls can weep in bliss.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: On the Receipt of My Mother’s Picture

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A Quote by William Cowper on heart, mind, soul, and sympathy

There is in souls a sympathy with sounds; And as the mind is pitch'd, the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk, or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Winter Walk at Noon

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