William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

On Flaxman's Penelope - Poem by William Cowper

The suitors sinned, but with a fair excuse,
Whom all this elegance might well seduce;
Nor can our censure on the husband fall,
Who, for a wife so lovely, slew them all.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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