William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Poems

441. Walking With God 1/3/2003
442. On A Goldfinch, Starved To Death In His Cage 4/13/2010
443. Sweet Meat Has Sour Sauce; Or, The Slave-Trader In The Dumps 4/13/2010
444. Olney Hymn 1: Walking With God 4/13/2010
445. Epitaph On A Hare 3/16/2003
446. Wisdom 1/3/2003
447. Human Frailty 4/13/2010
448. Abuse Of The Gospel 1/3/2003
449. The Jackdaw 4/13/2010
450. The Task: Book Ii. -- The Time-Piece 4/13/2010
451. A Song : On The Green Margin 4/13/2010
452. Lively Hope And Gracious Fear 1/3/2003
453. A Child Of God Longing To See Him Beloved 4/13/2010
454. The Castaway 1/1/2004
455. The Task: Book Iii. -- The Garden 4/13/2010
456. Yardley Oak 4/13/2010
457. Lines Written During A Period Of Insanity 1/13/2003
458. Dependence 1/3/2003
459. The Retired Cat 1/1/2004
460. Hatred And Vengeance, My Eternal Portion 1/20/2003
461. Boadicea. An Ode 4/13/2010
462. The Task: Book I. -- The Sofa 4/13/2010
463. A Riddle 4/13/2010
464. The Snail 4/13/2010
465. The Poplar Field 1/13/2003
466. Contentment 1/3/2003
467. A Comparison 4/13/2010
468. Exhortation To Prayer 1/3/2003
469. The Lily And The Rose 4/13/2010
470. Olney Hymn 6: Wisdom 4/13/2010
471. The Modern Patriot 4/13/2010
472. The Nightingale And Glow-Worm 4/13/2010
473. Light Shining Out Of Darkness 1/3/2003
474. God Moves In A Mysterious Way 1/13/2003
475. The Negro's Complaint 4/13/2010

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  • Ak Bhattacharya (3/7/2016 8:27:00 AM)

    Please provide the analysis of the poem THE SNAIL by William Cowper

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The Negro's Complaint

Forc'd from home and all its pleasures,
Afric's coast I left forlorn;
To increase a stranger's treasures,
O'er the raging billows borne;
Men from England bought and sold me,
Paid my price in paltry gold;
But though theirs they have enroll'd me
Minds are never to be sold.
Still in thought as free as ever,
What are England's rights, I ask,
Me from my delights to sever,
Me to torture, me to task?
Fleecy locks and black complexion
Cannot forfeit nature's claim;
Skins may differ, but affection
Dwells in white and black the same.
Why did all-creating ...

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The Sower

(Matthew, xiii.3)

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough,
Break up your fallow ground;
The sower is gone forth to sow,
And scatter blessings round.

The seed that finds a stony soil
Shoots forth a hasty blade;

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