William Cowper Quotes

William Cowper Quotes: How happy it is to believe, with a steadfast assurance, that our petitions are heard even while we are making them; and how delightful to meet with a proof of it in the effectual and actual grant of them.
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William Cowper Quote: The spleen is seldom felt where Flora reigns;The low'ring eye, the petulance, the frown,And sullen sadness, that o'ershade, distort,And mar the face of beauty, when no causeFor such immeasurable woe appears;These Flora banishes, and gives the fairSweet smiles, and bloom less transient than her own.
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Quotes about William Cowper: Sacred interpreter of human thought,How few respect or use thee as they ought!But all shall give account of every wrong,Who dare dishonor or defile the tongue;Who prostitute it in the cause of vice,Or sell their glory at a market-price!
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Quote about William Cowper: Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appear'd, And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard: To carry nature lengths unknown before, To give a Milton birth, ask'd ages more.
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William Cowper Sayings: In the vast, and the minute, we seeThe unambiguous footsteps of the God,Who gives its lustre to an insect's wingAnd wheels His throne upon the rolling worlds.
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William Cowper Saying: There is mercy in every place. And mercy, encouraging thought gives even affliction a grace and reconciles man to his lot.
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Sayings about William Cowper: The mind, relaxing into needful sport, Should turn to writers of an abler sort, Whose wit well managed, and whose classic style, Give truth a lustre, and make wisdom smile.
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Saying about William Cowper: Give what thou canst, without Thee we are poor; And with Thee rich, take what Thou wilt away.
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William Cowper Quotes: A story, in which native humour reigns, Is often useful, always entertains; A graver fact, enlisted on your side, May furnish illustration, well applied; But sedentary weavers of long tales Give me the fidgets, and my patience fails.
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William Cowper Quote: The parable of the prodigal son, the most beautiful fiction that ever was invented; our Saviour's speech to His disciples, with which He closed His earthly ministrations, full of the sublimest dignity and tenderest affection, surpass everything that I ever read; and like the spirit by which they were dictated, fly directly to the heart.
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Quotes about William Cowper: Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.
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Quote about William Cowper: A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun, It gives a light to every age, It gives, but borrows none.
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William Cowper Sayings: Meditation here may think down hours to moments. Here the heart may give a useful lesson to the head and learning wiser grow without his books.
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William Cowper Saying: How readily we wish time spent revoked, that we might try the ground again where once--through inexperience, as we now perceive--we missed that happiness we might have found!
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Sayings about William Cowper: Would I describe a preacher, I would express him simple, grave, sincere; In doctrine uncorrupt; in language plain, And plain in manner; decent, solemn, chaste, And natural in gesture; much impress'd Himself, as conscious of his awful charge, And anxious mainly that the flock he feeds May feel it too; affectionate in look, And tender in address, as well becomes A messenger of grace to guilty men.
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Saying about William Cowper: All zeal for a reform, that gives offence To peace and charity, is mere pretence.
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William Cowper Quotes: The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow, and when we lie down at night we may safely say to most of our troubles,
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William Cowper Quote: When I thinkof my own native land, In a moment I seem to be there; But alas! recollection at hand Soon hurries me back to despair.
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