William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

On Receiving Heyne's Virgil From Mr. Hayley - Poem by William Cowper

I should have deemed it once an effort vain
To sweeten more sweet Maro's matchless strain,
But from that error now behold me free,
Since I received him as a gift from thee.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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