William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

To Warren Hastings, Esq. - Poem by William Cowper

Hastings! I knew thee young, and of a mind
While young humane, conversable, and kind;
Nor can I well believe thee, gentle then,
Now grown a villain, and the worst of men.
But rather some suspect, who have oppressed
And worried thee, as not themselves the best.


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010



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