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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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„Silently as a dream the fabric rose —
No sound of hammer or of saw was there.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Origine: The Task (1785), Book V, The Winter Morning Walk, Line 144.

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

—  William Cowper, The Task

Origine: The Task (1785), Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon, Line 92.
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.

„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.

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

—  William Cowper

Origine: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
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.

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