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somequotesbot: "She that asksHer dear five hundred friends." - William Cowper

prettycolours4u: "Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour" - William Cowper

constanceshortc: The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper.Verse 29 of 63. Away went Gilpin----who but he? His fame soon spread around---- 'He carrie's weight!' 'He rides a race!' 'Tis for a thousand pounds!'

SarcasmLiving: Glory, built on selfish principles, is shame and guilt. William Cowper

revsmw: "The dearest idol I have known, Whate’er that idol be; Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee. So shall my walk be close with God, Calm and serene my frame; So purer light shall mark the road That leads me to the Lamb." ~William Cowper

borkenaesop: Life William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

CowpNewtMuseum: Here's a fun fact to end your week: King George III signed William Cowper's pension. You'll find it in Cowper's bedroom.

AndrewGlause: Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees. William Cowper

wesleytreadway: "Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face." – William Cowper

PiperMarxBot: William Cowper’s Hymn: God Moves in a Mysterious Way Winter continues: With all His heart, yet through this, the direct or indirect dominance of the proletariat.

valleyofvision: “To see the Law by Christ fulfill'd And hear His pard'ning voice; Changes a slave into a child, And duty into choice.” – William Cowper

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper. Verse 28 of 63 The dogs did bark, the children screamed, Up flew the windows all; And ev'ry soul cried out 'Well done!" As loud as he could bawl.

ooeygooey: God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform; he plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines, of never-failing skill; he fashions up his bright designs, and works his sovereign will. - William Cowper

thisisnebyu: “I believe no man was ever scolded out of his sins.” — William Cowper

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper.Verse 27 of 63. Then might all people well discern The bottles he had slung; A bottle swinging at each side, As hath been said or sung.

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper.Verse 26 of 63 The wind did blow,the cloak did fly Like streamer long and gay, Till, loop and button failing both, At last it flew away.

APilgrimsCoffer: "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

Berti_and_Ernie: Unmissed but by his dogs and by his groom. William Cowper

artist_blake: William Cowper, William Blake, 1802

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper Verse 25 of 63 Away went Gilpin,neck or nought; Away went hat and wig!---- He little dreamt, when he set out, Of running such a rig!

lexloiz: Today, Oct 19th, in 1779 William Cowper and John Newton jointly publish 'Olney Hymns'. Cowper was, for decades, the most widely read contemporary English poet. Read one of his most tender poems here:

ChaffinEric: October 19, 1779: English poet William Cowper and curate John Newton publish Olney Hymns, a classic collection of evangelical and Reformed hymns.

RiteshTweets2: October 19, 1779: English poet William Cowper and curate John Newton publish Olney Hymns, a classic collection of evangelical and Reformed hymns.

CovenantPresOPC: Great words from a hymn by William Cowper (John Newton's dear friend):

laurchastain22: Jefferson never changed his mind continuing to believe that Black people were intellectually inferior.Yet from that same time period, a man named William Cowper wrote a harrowing hymn called "The Negros Complaint" in which he talked about slavery from the perspective of the slave

laurchastain22: William Cowper struggled with depression to the greatest depths. His life isn't typical of a great successful leader with a profound legacy. But I am somehow encouraged today by his continuous and humble fight for equality while he battled his own demons. Lord give us strength.

laurchastain22: Calling for justice is not a new trend. My guess is that Thomas Jefferson would have accused William Cowper of being a Woke SJW. What is the difference bw the two men? Power. It's intoxicating. There is nothing new under the sun. There were racists then & there are racists now

shwetanams1: I am monarch of all I survey My right there is none to dispute From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute - William Cowper

AutumnLechat: His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding ev'ry hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flow'r. Blind unbelief is sure to err, And scan his work in vain; God is his own interpreter, And he will make it plain. - William Cowper 1773

somequotesbot: "And Katerfelto, with his hair on endAt his own wonders, wondering for his bread.'T is pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat,To peep at such a world,—to see the stirOf the great Babel, and not feel the crowd." - William Cowper

borkenaesop: Do a day another day Teach an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper Verse 24 of 63 His horse, who never in that sort Had handled been before, What thing upon his back had got Did wonder more and more.

MadePerfect2: - Who gives the lilies clothing, - Will clothe His people too: - Beneath the spreading heavens, - No creature but is fed; - And He who feeds the ravens - Will give His children bread. - WILLIAM COWPER, 1731-1800

CowpNewtMuseum: We didn't know what to expect scrolling through Twitter today, but it certainly wasn't William Cowper FAN FICTION!!

wikivictorian: The house was not complete on his death in 1865, but was completed in 1874 by his stepson and successor, The Rt. Hon. William Cowper-Temple, P.C., M.P. (later created The 1st Baron Mount Temple).

TweetingThomas_: Judge not the Lord by feeble sense, But trust Him for His grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face! His purposes will ripen fast, Unfolding every hour; The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower. William Cowper

myraketterman: "Redeeming love has been my theme and shall be till I die." William Cowper, Hymn Writer (1731-1800)

MikesJokesEtc: Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose. -William Cowper

artisthogarth: Ashley Cowper with his Wife and Daughter, William Hogarth, 1731

Returnofth_Mac: “To see the Law by Christ fulfilled, and hear his pardoning voice, changes a slave into a child and duty into choice.” William Cowper

artist_blake: Mrs. Cowper, Mother of the Poet, William Blake, 1802

constanceshortc: The diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Verse23 of 63 So stooping down, as needs he must Who cannot sit upright, He grasped the mane with both his hands, And eke with all his might.

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 10/16: E.G. Taylor, Fear Not!; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, To Thine Eternal Arms, O God; Lizzie DeArmond, Get Back to the Bible; William Cowper, Sometimes a Light Surprises; Unknown, God Loved the World so that He Gave.

hymnquote: In holy contemplation we sweetly then pursue the theme of God's salvation and find it ever new. Set free from present sorrow, we cheerfully can say, let the unknown tomorrow bring with it what it may. (William Cowper)

AnneCooletkulet: Knowledge and wisdom, far from being one, Have oft-times no connection. Knowledge dwells In heads replete with thoughts of other men; Wisdom in minds attentive to their own. William Cowper SpotifyPreSave TEKAMUNARemix

constanceshortc: THE Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper,Verse 22 of 63 So, 'Fair and softly,' John he cried, But John he cried in vein; That trot became a gallop soon, In spite of curb and rein.

ReadFinance: Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

ReadFinance: They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed. - William Cowper

borkenaesop: In letter relating an uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

constanceshortc: The diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper.Verse 21 of 63. But ,finding soon a smoother road Beneath his well- shod feet, The snorting beast began to trot, Which galled him in his seat

wordsquotefact: The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged. - William Cowper

dianagruver: Have you had someone declare (often to your pain) "God works in mysterious ways"? William Cowper, who penned the phrase, suffered deeply from depression. There was no glibness about his words, and they appear in the last hymn he ever wrote, before he lost sense of God's grace.

ShaiLinne: “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.” William Cowper

constanceshortc: The diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper, Verse 20 of 63 Now see him mounted once again Upon his nimble steed, Full slowly pacing o'er the stones With caution and good heed!

henry65587974: Charlotte Elliott wrote “Just as I Am” when she was a helpless invalid. Fanny Crosby was blind, yet out of her suffering came such powerful songs as “Blessed Assurance” and William Cowper in an hour of great mental distress penned the words to “God Moves in Mysterious Ways.”

almanacpodcast: The year was 1781. Joseph II introduced his "Patent of Toleration." The reading is from William Cowper, his "Sometimes a Light Surprises."

JoJnMancuso: What various hinderances we meet In coming to a mercy-seat! Yet who that knows the worth of prayer, But wishes to be often there? -William Cowper, 1779

TateArtBot: Head of a Man, Three-Quarters to Left in a Nightcap, British School 18th century

NitaSweeney: Unmissed but by his dogs and by his groom. William Cowper

constanceshortc: The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper. Verse19 of63 Then, overall, that he might be Equipped from top to toe, His long red cloak,well brushed and neat, He manfully did throw.

TracesofTexas: "Marriage is perhaps the only game of chance ever invented at which it is possible for both players to lose." ---- William Cowper Brann, "The Iconoclast," Waco, 1895

welfordwrites: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; Wisdom is humble that it knows no more. William Cowper

JohnLauner: After watching the 12-hour reading of Homer's Odyssey in three sittings. I have huge admiration for Emily Wilson's modern translation, but I still think William Cowper's 1791 translation is hugely underrated. Here is his gory opening of Book 22 when Odysseus kills Antinous.

CyberpunkTodays: Wisdom is humble that he knows no more. - William Cowper

artist_blake: View of St. Edmund's Chapel in the Church of East Dereham, containing the Grave of William Cowper Esquire, William Blake, 1804

constanceshortc: The diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper,Verse 18 of 63. Each bottle had a curling ear, Through which the belt he drew, And hung a bottle on each side, To make his balance true.

InterestingFol1: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more. - William Cowper

jstorres: "Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will." - William Cowper

TLawrenceArt: Portrait of William Cowper, engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi, Thomas Lawrence, 1799

jstorres: "Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor." - William Cowper

vqueqwyfezlu: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more. - William Cowper

jstorres: "A fool must now and then be right, by chance." - William Cowper

CowpNewtMuseum: This is our William Cowper's Great-Uncle. Micro Family Tree: 1st Earl Cowper -- Brother: Spencer Cowper | Son: Rev John Cowper | Son: our William Cowper

ITattum: The resident town pigeon flock photobombed my picture of the skyline above William Cowper’s garden. Got me wondering if their ancestors gave him the same sense of jubilation.

spiritualtruths: Absence of occupation is not rest. A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed... William Cowper

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intherockofGod: To see the Law of Christ fulfill'd And hear his pard'ning voice; Changes a slave into a child, And duty into choice. -- William Cowper

aristo__plato: They whom truth and wisdom leadcan gather honey from a weed. - William Cowper - wisdom unforsaken

constanceshortc: The Diverting history of John Gilpin by William Cowper Verse 15 of 63 'Twas long before the customers Were suited to their mind, When Betty screaming came downstairs--- 'The wine is left behind!'

Communityreviv2: “God is His own Interpreter And He will make it plain”. --William Cowper

goinggodward: “Judge not the Lord by feeble sense But trust Him for His grace Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face. His purposes will ripen fast Unfolding every hour The bud may have a bitter taste But sweet will be the flower.” William Cowper

CoachingWithDeb: quote of the day-"The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose"- William Cowper

wordwideafrica: Do you want to be popular in heaven and famous in hell? How well do you know your Bible? How much do you pray? William Cowper (1731- 1800) said: “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees.” Any of us can be popular in heaven and famous in hell.

MattRossKY: "Redeeming love has been my theme, & shall be til I die."-William Cowper

PeteSercer: “God Moves In A Mysterious Way" — William Cowper

KaiCarra: Unmissed but by his dogs and by his groom. William Cowper

cjfauver93: To see the Law of Christ fulfill'd And hear his pard'ning voice; Changes a slave into a child, And duty into choice. -- William Cowper

tell146: There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains. William Cowper

LeoHugo9: Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place". William Cowper I weighed in at my surgeons office today at 211. I only have 11 pounds to reach my personal goal.

ArtTurner11: Final thought for the day: E’er since by faith I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply, Redeeming love has been my theme, And shall be till I die. (There is a Fountain, William Cowper, 1772)

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 10/5: Fanny Crosby, Tell Me the Story of Jesus; William Cowper, Bestow, Dear Lord, upon Our Youth; Charles W. Naylor, My Heart is Longing; Charles P. Jones, Jesus My All in All; Lawrence Tuttiett, As Now Thy Children Lowly Kneel.

hymnquote: Bestow, dear Lord, upon our youth the gift of saving grace, and let the seed of sacred truth fall in a fruitful place. (William Cowper)

constanceshortc: I post a verse fr this poem each day to start the day with a smile&a bit of absurdity.The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper V14 of 63. So down he came; for loss of time,Although it grieved him sore.Yet lose of pence,full well he knew,Would trouble him much more.

MikesJokesEtc: Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. -William Cowper

PJ_Mills15: At the time in England, political & religious corruption was rampant. Dartmouth stuck out due to his strong piety however. He was mockingly called "enthusiastic" and "the Psalm singer." William Cowper famously referred to him as "one who wears a coronet and prays." 8/

michelesliger: Variety is the spice of life. - William Cowper

constanceshortc: The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper,Verse 13 of 63 For saddle-tree scarce reached had he, His journey to begin, When, turning round his head he saw Three customers come in.

MarioNicolaiEsq: 3/ It is impossible to know God's plan, but sometimes it is easy to see the gifts we are given - including a few more days with Scott - in hindsight. The hymn I quoted throughout the column is by William Cowper.

constanceshortc: Verse12 of 63.The Diverting History of John Gilpin by William Cowper John Gilpin at his horse's side Seized fast the flowing mane, And up he got,in haste to ride, But soon came down again;



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