William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

On Female Inconstancy (From The Greek) - Poem by William Cowper

Rich, thou hadst many lovers -- poor, hast none,
So surely want extinguishes the flame,
And she who call'd thee once her pretty one,
And her Adonis, now inquires thy name.

Where wast thou born, Socicrates, and where,
In what strange country can thy parents live,
Who seem'st, by thy complaints, not yet aware
That want's a crime no woman can forgive?


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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