Beware of desperate steps; the darkest day, Lived till tomorrow, will have passed away.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Contributed by: Zaady
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
Source: The Progress of Error. Line 415.
Elegant as simplicity, and warm As ecstasy.
Source: Table Talk. Line 588.
England, with all thy faults I love thee still, My country!
Source: The Task, book ii. The Timepiece, line 206.
A fool must now and then be right - by chance.
Source: Conversation. Line 96.
Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves, howe'er contented, never know.
Source: Table Talk. Line 260.
Friends, books, a garden, and perhaps his pen, Delightful industry enjoy'd at home, And Nature, in her cultivated trim Dress'd to his taste, inviting him abroad - Can he want occupation who has these?
Source: The Task, 1780
Strength may wield the ponderous spade, May turn the clod, and wheel the compost home; But elegance, chief grace the garden shows, And most attractive, is the fair result Of thought, the creature of a polished mind.
I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume.
Source: Conversation. Line 283.
Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.
Source: Table Talk. Line 28.
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