Who is William Cowper

William Cowper ( KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnwriter. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th-century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak.After being institutionalised for insanity, Cowper found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity. He continued to suffer doubt and, after a dream in 1773, believed that he was doomed to eternal damnation. He recovered and wrote more religious hymns.

His religious sentiment and association with John Newton (who wrote the hymn...
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Love 193 I Love You 193 God 172 Heart 153 Soul 132 Never 131 Sweet 131 Long 114 Life 113 Light 109

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Gospelincontext: —william cowper
Bryanamorey: come, peace of mind, delightful guest! return and make thy downy nest once more in this sad heart: nor riches i, nor pow'r pursue, nor hold forbidden joys in view, we therefore need not part. - william cowper, "ode to peace"
Millie67nt: the hidden smile of god: the fruit of affliction in the lives of john bunyan, william cowper, and david brainerd (the swans a c3korqo
Kozeymgjn: the collected poetry of william cowper - volume i: 'the innocent seldom find an uncomfortable pillow'' ycgxxza
4sociology: this is kasza manna (semo food). in nigeria, it is prepared in a more solid form than in poland. nigerians eat it with bare hands while the polish use cutlery. variety is the spice of life – william cowper (1785)
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Somewhere upon the general Earth
 by Emily Dickinson


Somewhere upon the general Earth
Itself exist Today-
The Magic passive but extant
That consecrated me-

Indifferent Seasons doubtless play

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