Who is Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley (; 1618 – 28 July 1667) was an English poet and essayist 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.

Early life and career

Cowley's father, a wealthy citizen, who died shortly before his birth, was a stationer. His mother was wholly given to works of devotion, but it happened that there lay in her parlour a copy of The Faerie Queene. This became the favourite reading of her son, and he had read it twice before he was sent to school.As early as 1628, that is, in his tenth year, he composed his Tragicall Historie of Piramus and Thisbe, an epic romance written in a six-line stanza, a style of his own invention. It is not too much t...
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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 ...
  • Cousel
    AH! what advice can I receive!
    No, satisfy me first;
    For who would physick-potions give
    To one that dies with thirst? ...
  • Concealment
    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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Love 30 I Love You 30 Great 19 Death 19 Nature 18 Away 16 Life 15 Good 15 God 15 Light 15


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Trainingmindful: “of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.” ~ abraham cowley
Pendidikan4id: “may i a small house and large garden have; and a few friends, and many books, both true.” ― abraham cowley
Sudelovely: “nothing is to come, and nothing past: but an eternal now, does always last.” abraham cowley
Pendidikan4id: “may i a small house and large garden have; and a few friends, and many books, both true.” ― abraham cowley
Trainingmindful: “of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure.” ~ abraham cowley
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