William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Lines. Oh! To Some Distant Scene - Poem by William Cowper

Oh! to some distant scene, a willing exile
From the wild roar of this busy world,
Were it my fate with Delia to retire,
With her to wander through the sylvan shade,
Each morn, or o'er the moss-embrowned turf,
Where, blest as the prime parents of mankind
In their own Eden, we should envy none,
But, greatly pitying whom the world calls happy
Gently spin out the silken thread of life!

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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