Who is William Cowper

William Cowper (/ˈkuːpər/ KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800)[a] was an English poet and hymnodist. 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.

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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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  • Cowpnewtmuseum: on the loss of the royal george by william cowper toll for the brave! the brave that are no more! all sunk beneath the wave, fast by their native shore!
  • Nawinter: “satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees."/william cowper
  • Borkenaesop: the world loves a mysterious thing, as his castle/a man's trash is an uncomfortable pillow. william cowper, english poet (1731–1800)
  • Shreyak38613676: he has no hope who never had a fear.~william cowper “ khiladi pratik 1m ig posts”
  • Jenniferevalent: o for a closer walk with god, a calm and heav'nly frame, a light to shine upon the road that leads me to the lamb! the dearest idol i have known, whate'er that idol be, help me to tear it from thy throne and worship only thee. -william cowper
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