Who is Abraham Cowley17th-century English writer Abraham Cowley, portrait by Peter Lely Abraham Cowley (/ˈkaʊli/; 1618 – 28 July 1667) was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.
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Abraham Cowley Poems
- Chronicle, The: A Ballad
Margarita first possess'd,
If I remember well, my breast,
Margarita, first of all;
But when a while the wanton maid ...
- The Despair
Beneath this gloomy shade,
By Nature only for my sorrows made,
I'll spend this voyce in crys,
In tears I'll waste these eyes ...
AH! what advice can I receive!
No, satisfy me first;
For who would physick-potions give
To one that dies with thirst? ...
No; to what purpose should I speak?
No, wretched heart! swell till you break.
She cannot love me if she would;
And, to say truth, 'twere pity that she should. ...
- An Answer To A Copy Of Verses Sent Me To Jersey
As to a northern people (whom the sun
Uses just as the Romish church has done
Her prophane laity, and does assign
Bread only both to serve for bread and wine) ...
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- Hickey_mt: poem for today: “drinking” by abraham cowley
- Mysticsblue: “a mighty pain to love it is, and ‘t is a pain that pain to miss; but of all pains, the greatest pain it is to love, but love in vain.” ― abraham cowley, the poems of abraham cowley
- Kyleecharri_20o: “a mighty pain to love it is, and ‘tis a pain that pain to miss; but of all pains, the greatest pain, it is to love, but love in vain.” – abraham cowley kyle echarri asapteenhottie
- Pendidikan4id: “may i a small house and large garden have; and a few friends, and many books, both true.” ― abraham cowley
- Oppolse775: our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope. -abraham cowley