What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
The Poetical Works of William Cowper: Of the Inner Temple, Esq, Volume 2
No preview available - 2016
The Poetical Works of William Cowper: In Three Volumes... - Primary Source ...
William Cowper,John Newton
No preview available - 2014
amused beauty beneath boast breath cause charge charms cheerful clime death Deciduous deems delight distant divine dream dress earth ease enjoy fair fall fancy fast fear feed feel field of glory flower folly fountain of eternal frown fruit gives glory grace grave groves hand happy heart heaven honour hopes and fears Hosanna human king labour less liberty live lost lyre mercy Mighty winds mind nature nature's Nebaioth never nymphs once peace perhaps pleased pleasure powdered coat praise proud rapture riddance rude rural sake scene scorn seek seems shade shine sighs silent sleep sloth smiles smooth SOFA soft song soon soul sound spare spleen stream sublime sweet sycophant task taste thee their's theme thine thou art toil touch trembling truth twas vale virtue weary wind winter wisdom wonder worth
Page 48 - Must stand acknowledged, while the world shall stand, The most important and effectual guard, Support, and ornament of Virtue's cause. There stands the messenger of truth : there stands The legate of the skies ! — His theme divine, His office sacred, his credentials clear. By him the violated law speaks out Its thunders ; and by him, in strains as sweet As angels use, the Gospel whispers peace.
Page 37 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earned.
Page 78 - In the pure fountain of eternal love, Has eyes indeed ; and, viewing all she sees As meant to indicate a God to man, Gives him his praise, and forfeits not her own.
Page 160 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and, though poor perhaps compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Page 189 - The sum is this. If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs, Else they are all — the meanest things that are, As free to live, and to enjoy that life, As God was free to form them at the first, Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all.
Page 13 - Nor less composure waits upon the roar Of distant floods, or on the softer voice Of neighbouring fountain, or of rills that slip Through the cleft rock, and, chiming as they fall Upon loose pebbles, lose themselves at length In matted grass, that with a livelier green Betrays the secret of their silent course.
Page 12 - Stand, never overlook'd our favourite elms, That screen the herdsman's solitary hut; While far beyond, and overthwart the stream, That, as with molten glass, inlays the vale, The sloping land recedes into the clouds; Displaying on its varied side the grace Of hedge-row beauties numberless, square tower, Tall spire, from which the sound of cheerful bells Just undulates upon the listening ear; Groves, heaths, and smoking villages remote.
Page 103 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.