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Acquaint thyself with God, if th…

5 Jan , 2014  

Acquaint thyself with God, if thou would’st taste His works. Admitted once to his embrace, Thou shalt perceive that thou was blind before: Thine eye shall be instructed; and thine heart Made pure shall relish with divine delight Till then unfelt, what hands divine have wrought. Cowper, William


I would not enter in my list of …

18 Oct , 2011  

I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live. Cowper, William


O solitude, where are the charms…

11 Jan , 2010  

O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. Cowper, William


Reasoning at every step he tread…

21 Nov , 2009  

Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray. Cowper, William