poet William Cowper

William Cowper

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On Flatteries (From The Greek)

No mischief worthier of our fear
In nature can be found
Than friendship, in ostent sincere,
But hollow and unsound,
For lull'd into a dangerous dream
We close infold a foe,
Who strikes, when most secure we seem,
The inevitable blow.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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