William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

On An Infant (From The Greek) - Poem by William Cowper

Bewail not much, my parents! me, the prey
Of ruthless Ades, and sepulchred here.
An infant, in my fifth scarce finish'd year,
He found all sportive, innocent, and gay,
Your young Callimachus; and if I knew
Not many joys, my griefs were also few.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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