William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

Retalliation - Poem by William Cowper

The works of ancient bards divine,
Aulus, thou scorn'st to read;
And should posterity read thine,
It would be strange indeed!

When little more than boy in age,
I deem'd myself almost a sage:
But now seem worthier to be styled
For ignorance, almost a child.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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