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Abraham Cowley

Geburtstag: 1618
Todesdatum: 28. Juli 1667

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Abraham Cowley war einer der populärsten englischen Dichter des 17. Jahrhunderts.

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„In no unactive ease, and no unglorious poverty.“

— Abraham Cowley
Context: I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature. And there (with no design beyond my wall) whole and entire to lie, In no unactive ease, and no unglorious poverty. The Garden, Preface

„The fairest garden in her looks,
And in her mind the wisest books.“

— Abraham Cowley
The Garden, i; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Charm'd with the foolish whistling of a name.“

— Abraham Cowley
Virgil, Georgics, book ii, line 72; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Ravish'd with the whistling of a name", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epistle iv, line 281.

„The monster London laugh at me.“

— Abraham Cowley
Of Solitude, xi; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Hope, of all ills that men endure,
The only cheap and universal cure.“

— Abraham Cowley
The Mistress. For Hope; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Beauty, thou wild fantastic ape
Who dost in every country change thy shape!“

— Abraham Cowley
"Beauty," complete poem in The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Samuel Johnson ed., vol. 7, p. 115.

„Words that weep and tears that speak.“

— Abraham Cowley
The Prophet; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Thoughts that breathe, and words that burn", Thomas Gray, Progress of Poesy, iii. 3, 4.

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