The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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W. Pickering, 1831
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TRANSLATIONS FROM THE FRENCH OF MADAME DE LA MOTHE GUION The Nativity
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God neither known nor loved by the World
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The Swallow
74
The Triumph of Heavenly Love desired
75
A Figurative Description of the Procedure of Divine Love
76
A Child of God longing to see him beloved
79
Aspirations of the Soul after God
81
Gratitude and Love to God
82
Happy SolitudeUnhappy Men
83
Divine Love endures no rival
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SelfLove and Truth incompatible
96
The Secrets of Divine Love are to be kept
102
Watching unto God in the Night Season
111
The Joy of the Cross
117
Love increased by Suffering
124
On the Death of the University Beadle
131
On the Approach of Spring
140
Elegy VII
148
The Cottager and his Landlord A Fable
153
Nature unimpaired by Time
159
To Salsillus a Roman Poet much indisposed
169
On the Death of Damon
175
An Ode addressed to Mr John Rouse Librarian of
186
SonnetTo Charles Deodati
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An Enigma A needle small as small can be
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The Cause won
206
No Sorrow peculiar to the Sufferer
212
Vevses written at Bath on finding the Heel of a Shoe
215
The Fifth Satire of the First Book of Horace
222
A Tale founded on a Fact which happened in Jan 1779
235
The Colubriad
242
On the Loss of the Royal George
251
In Brevitatem Vitse Spatii Hominibus Concessi
257
On the Queens Visit to London
263
To Warren Hastings Esq
269
Another
275
The Retired Cat
282
Yardley Oak
288
To the Nightingale
294
Translation
334
On the Swallow
340
To Demosthenes
346
On one ignorant and arrogant
350
Translation from Virgil vEneid Book VIII Line 18
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Ovid Trist Lib V Eleg XII
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On the Benefit received by His Majesty from Sea Bathing
376
Epitaph on a Free but Tame Redbreast
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Page 46 - The calm retreat, the silent shade, With prayer and praise agree ; And seem by Thy sweet bounty made For those who follow Thee.
Page 1 - Return, O holy Dove, return, Sweet messenger of rest! I hate the sins that made thee mourn, And drove thee from my breast.
Page 48 - SOMETIMES a light -surprises The Christian, while he sings ; It is the Lord, who rises With healing in His wings : When comforts are declining, He grants the soul again A season of clear shining, To cheer it after rain.
Page 34 - GOD moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform ; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never-failing skill, He treasures up his bright designs, And works his sovereign will.
Page 2 - So shall my walk be close with God, Calm and serene my frame ; So purer light shall mark the road, That leads me to the Lamb.
Page 31 - A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic, like the sun ; It gives a light to every age, It gives but borrows none. 3. The Hand that gave it still supplies The gracious light and heat; His truths upon the nations rise, They rise, but never set. 4. Let everlasting thanks be thine, For such a bright display, As makes a world of darkness shine With beams of heavenly day.
Page 38 - GOD of my life, to Thee I call, Afflicted at thy feet I fall ; When the great water-floods prevail, Leave not my trembling heart to fail ! 2 Friend of the friendless, and the faint ! Where should I lodge my deep complaint ? Where but with Thee, whose open door Invites the helpless and the poor...
Page 37 - THE billows swell, the winds are high, Clouds overcast my wint'ry sky ; Out of the depths to thee I call, My fears are great, my strength is small. 2 O LORD, the pilot's part perform, And guide and guard me through the storm ; Defend me from each threat'ning ill, Control the waves, say,
Page 1 - OH ! for a closer walk with God, A calm and heavenly frame, A light to shine upon the road That leads me to the Lamb ! 2 Where is the blessedness I knew When first I saw the Lord ? Where is the soul-refreshing view Of Jesus and his word ? 3...
Page 29 - WHAT various hindrances we meet In coming to a mercy-seat ! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there ? 2 Prayer makes the darken'd cloud withdraw, Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, Gives exercise to faith and love, Brings every blessing from above. 3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight ; Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright ; And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees.

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