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William Cowper

"Spare feast! a radish and an egg." William Cowper
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William Cowper

"With spots quadrangular of diamond form,/ Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife, / And spades, the emblem of untimely graves." William Cowper
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"O, popular applause! what heart of man is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?" William Cowper
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Applause    English Poet   

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"From reveries so airy, from the toil / Of dropping buckets into empty wells, / And growing old in drawing nothing up." William Cowper
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"Rome shall perish - write that word / In the blood that she has spilt." William Cowper
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"He that holds fast the golden mean,And lives contently betweenThe little and the great,Feels not the wants that pinch the poor,Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door." William Cowper
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"Away went Gilpin, neck or naught, / Away went hat and wig!" William Cowper
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"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life. Security is an insipid thing." William Cowper
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Expectation   

William Cowper

"Still ending, and beginning still" William Cowper
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Beginning   

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"Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor" William Cowper
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Life   

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"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm." William Cowper
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English Poet    God   

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"Wisdom is humble that he knows no more." William Cowper
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English Poet    Wisdom   

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"Glory built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt" William Cowper
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Glory   

William Cowper

"Elegant as simplicity, and warmAs ecstasy." William Cowper
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"Absence of proof is not proof of absence." William Cowper
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Absence    English Poet   

William Cowper

"Ceremony leads her bigots forth, prepared to fight for shadows of no worth. While truths, on which eternal things depend, can hardly find a single friend." William Cowper
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English Poet    Worth   

William Cowper

"Behind a frowning providence / He hides a smiling face." William Cowper
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"They that fight for freedom undertakeThe noblest cause mankind can have at stake." William Cowper
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"A patriot's blood,Well spent in such a strife, may earn indeed,And for a time ensure to his loved land,The sweets of liberty and equal laws;But martyrs struggle for a brighter prize,And win it with more pain. Their blood is shedIn confirmation of the noblest claim --Our claim to feed upon immortal truth,To walk with God, to be divinely free,To soar, and to anticipate the skies.Yet few remember them." William Cowper
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"I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live." William Cowper
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"Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev" William Cowper
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William Shakespeare
Birth: 1564-04-26 Death: 1616-04-23

"Tut, man, one fire burns out another's burning, One pain is lessen'd by another's anguish; Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning; One desperate grief cures with another's languish: Take thou some new infection to thy eye, And the rank poison of"

Known during his lifetime as a gifted actor, poet and playwright, William Shakespeare, was also an impresario, owning the most successful of all London theaters, The Globe, which opened in 1599. During his life, Shakespeare authored an estimated 37 plays, 154 sonnets, two narrative poems and two" lost plays". He is only known to have graduated from grammar school, there being no records of him attending Oxford or Cambridge. His most famous and beloved plays are Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, the latter was actually based on a short poem by Arthur Brooks. As fitting of a playwright, his o…



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