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William Cowper

Geburtstag: 26. November 1731
Todesdatum: 25. April 1800

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William Cowper war ein englischer Rechtsanwalt und Dichter.

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

— William Cowper
Context: "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. "Boadicea" (1782).

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

— William Cowper
Context: 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. Line 37.

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

— William Cowper
Context: 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. Line 92.

„It seems idolatry with some excuse,When our forefather Druids in their oaksImagined sanctity.“

— William Cowper
Context: It seems idolatry with some excuse, When our forefather Druids in their oaks Imagined sanctity. Lines 9-11

„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

— William Cowper
Context: "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. "Boadicea" (1782).

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