William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Quotes

  • ''The parson knows enough who knows a duke.''
    William Cowper (1731-1800), British poet. repr. In Poetical Works, ed. H.S. Milford (1934). Tirocinium, l. 403 (1785).
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Prayer For Children

Gracious Lord, our children see,
By Thy mercy we are free;
But shall these, alas! remain
Subjects still of Satan's reign?
Israel's young ones, when of old
Pharaoh threaten'd to withhold,
Then Thy messenger said, "No;
Let the children also go!"

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