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William Cowper

Fecha de nacimiento: 26. Noviembre 1731
Fecha de muerte: 25. Abril 1800

William Cowper

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fue un poeta inglés, creador de himnos. Uno de los poetas más populares de su época, Cowper cambió el curso de la poesía natural del siglo XVIII escribiendo sobre la vida cotidiana y escenas del campo inglés. Wikipedia

Photo: Lemuel Francis Abbott / Public domain

Frases William Cowper

„Una persona perezosa es un reloj sin agujas, siendo inútil tanto si anda como si está parado.“

—  William Cowper

Fuente: Palomo Triguero, Eduardo. Cita-logía. Editorial Punto Rojo Libros,S.L. ISBN 978-84-16068-10-4. p. 228.

„Silently as a dream the fabric rose —
No sound of hammer or of saw was there.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Fuente: The Task (1785), Book V, The Winter Morning Walk, Line 144.

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„Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Fuente: The Task (1785), Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon, Line 92.
Contexto: Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Books are not seldom talismans and spells.

„O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper

Fuente: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
Contexto: My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.

„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Contexto: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

„Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Contexto: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

„A worm is in the bud of youth,
And at the root of age.“

—  William Cowper

Stanzas subjoined to a Bill of Mortality.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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