William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Horace, Book I. Ode Xxxviii. (2) - Poem by William Cowper

Boy! I detest all Persian fopperies,
Fillet-bound garlands are to me disgusting;
Task not thyself with any search, I charge thee,
Where latest roses linger.
Bring me alone (for thou wilt find that readily)
Plain myrtle. Myrtle neither will disparage
Thee occupied to serve me, or me drinking
Beneath my vine's cool shelter.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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