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William Cowper

Data di nascita: 26. Novembre 1731
Data di morte: 25. Aprile 1800

William Cowper è stato un poeta inglese.

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„Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Line 92.
The Task (1785), Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon
Contesto: Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Books are not seldom talismans and spells.

„O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper

Line 37.
Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782)
Contesto: My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.

„Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Contesto: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Contesto: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

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