William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

To Demosthenes - Poem by William Cowper

It flatters and deceives thy view,
This mirror of ill-polish'd ore;
For, were it just, and told thee true,
Thou wouldst consult it never more.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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