William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Poems

41. By Philemon 4/13/2010
42. Catharina 4/13/2010
43. Catharina : The Second Part. On Her Marriage To George Courtenay, Esq. 4/13/2010
44. Charity 4/13/2010
45. Contentment 1/3/2003
46. Conversation 4/13/2010
47. Denner's Old Woman 4/13/2010
48. Dependence 1/3/2003
49. Divine Justice Amiable 4/13/2010
50. Divine Love Endures No Rival 4/13/2010
51. Elegy I. To Charles Deodati (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
52. Elegy Ii. On The Death Of The University Beadle At Cambridge (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
53. Elegy Iii. Anno Aet. 17. On The Death Of The Bishop Of Winchester (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
54. Elegy Iv. Anno Aet. 18. To My Tutor, Thomas Young, Chaplain Of The English Merchants Resident At Hamburg (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
55. Elegy V. Anno Aet. 20. On The Approach Of Spring (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
56. Elegy Vi. To Charles Diodati, When He Was Visiting In The Country (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
57. Elegy Vii. Anno Aetates Undevigesimo (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
58. Ephraim Repenting 1/3/2003
59. Epigram 4/13/2010
60. Epigram : On The Inventor Of Gunpowder (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
61. Epigram : The Cottager And His Landlord. A Fable (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
62. Epigram : To Christina, Queen Of Sweden, With Cromwell's Picture (Translation) 4/13/2010
63. Epigram : To Leonora Singing At Rome (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
64. Epigram : To Leonora Singing At Rome 2 (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
65. Epitaph On A Free But Tame Redbreast, A Favourite Of Miss Sally Hurdis 4/13/2010
66. Epitaph On A Hare 3/16/2003
67. Epitaph On Fop, A Dog Belonging To Lady Throckmorton 4/13/2010
68. Epitaph On Johnson 4/13/2010
69. Epitaph On Mr. Chester Of Chicheley 4/13/2010
70. Epitaphium Alterum 4/13/2010
71. Epitaphium Alterum 4/13/2010
72. Exhortation To Prayer 1/3/2003
73. Expostulation 4/13/2010
74. Familiarity Dangerous 4/13/2010
75. For The Poor 1/3/2003
76. Friendship 4/13/2010
77. From Menander 4/13/2010
78. From The Greek Of Julianus 4/13/2010
79. Glory To God Alone 4/13/2010
80. God Hides His People 4/13/2010
Best Poem of William Cowper

The Negro's Complaint

Forc'd from home and all its pleasures,
Afric's coast I left forlorn;
To increase a stranger's treasures,
O'er the raging billows borne;
Men from England bought and sold me,
Paid my price in paltry gold;
But though theirs they have enroll'd me
Minds are never to be sold.
Still in thought as free as ever,
What are England's rights, I ask,
Me from my delights to sever,
Me to torture, me to task?
Fleecy locks and black complexion
Cannot forfeit nature's claim;
Skins may differ, but affection
Dwells in white and black the same.
Why did all-creating ...

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The Sower

(Matthew, xiii.3)

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough,
Break up your fallow ground;
The sower is gone forth to sow,
And scatter blessings round.

The seed that finds a stony soil
Shoots forth a hasty blade;

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