William Cowper

1731 - 1800

A Quote by William Cowper on angels and purity

When one that holds communion with the skies Has fill'd his urn where these pure waters rise, And once more mingles with us meaner things, 'T is e'en as if an angel shook his wings.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Charity. Line 435.

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A Quote by William Cowper

A moral, sensible, and well-bred man Will not affront me, and no other can.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 193.

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A Quote by William Cowper on country and god

God made the country, and man made the town.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: The Task

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A Quote by William Cowper on safety

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The man that dares traduce, because he can with safety to himself, is not a man.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper on absence, death, despair, hope, and love

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

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A Quote by William Cowper

I cannot talk with civet in the room, A fine puss-gentleman that 's all perfume.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Conversation. Line 283.

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A Quote by William Cowper on kindness and slavery

Is base in kind, and born to be a slave.

William Cowper (1731 - 1800)

Source: Table Talk. Line 28.

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