Cowper Proverbs

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William Cowper

"I seem forsaken and alone, / I hear the lion roar; / And every door is shut but one, / And that is Mercy's door." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"Me howling blasts drive devious, tempest-tossed, / Sails ripped, seams opening wide, and compass lost." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"What is it but a map of busy life,Its fluctuations, and its vast concerns?" William Cowper
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William Cowper

"England, with all thy faults, I love thee still - / My country!" William Cowper
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Country   

William Cowper

"The proud are ever most provoked by pride." William Cowper
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Pride   

William Cowper

"Forced from home, and all its pleasures, afric coast I left forlorn; to increase a stranger's treasures, o the raging billows borne. Men from England bought and sold me, paid my price in paltry gold; but, though theirs they have enroll'd me, minds are never to be sold." William Cowper
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Slavery   

William Cowper

"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair" William Cowper
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Absence   

William Cowper

"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged" William Cowper
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William Cowper

"The pipe, with solemn interposing puff,Makes half a sentence at a time enough;The dozing sages drop the drowsy strain,Then pause, and puff -- and speak, and pause again." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"How various his employments, whom the world / Calls idle; and who justly, in return, / Esteems that busy world an idler too!" William Cowper
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William Cowper

"Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, / To peep at such a world; to see the stir / Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"War lays a burden on the reeling state,And peace does nothing to relieve the weight." William Cowper
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Peace   

William Cowper

"Philologists who chase / A panting syllable through time and space, / Start it at home, and hunt it in the dark, / To Gaul, to Greece, and into Noah's ark." William Cowper
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Home   

William Cowper

"Not scorned in Heaven, though little noticed here." William Cowper
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Heaven   

William Cowper

"Religion! what treasure untold resides in that heavenly word!" William Cowper
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Religion    Religious   

William Cowper

"In idle wishes fools supinely stay;Be there a will, -- and wisdom finds a way." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair." William Cowper
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English Poet   

William Cowper

"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged." William Cowper
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English Poet   

William Cowper

"An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting" William Cowper
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William Cowper

"Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will" William Cowper
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William Cowper

"Visitors are insatiable devourers of time, and fit only for those who, if they did not visit, would do nothing" William Cowper
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