Treasure Island

William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

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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