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AustAnglican: At the conclusion of Morning Prayer, H K James (Broughton's Secretary) read the Letters Patent (dated 25 June 1847) creating the Diocese of Sydney and appointing Broughton as Bishop. Archdeacon William Cowper "took the Bishop by the hand, led him to the seat within the Communion

JesusQuiambaoJr: Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; Prayer makes the Christian's armour bright; And Satan trembles when he sees The weakest saint upon his knees. - William Cowper

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

fibulagymnast: The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow William Cowper

kenraggiocom: God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm, William Cowper.

atpro4se: “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 - song

weecalvin1509: Fredrick Leahy gives us an interesting side into the young William Cowper in his short biographical sketch. I never really thought of Cowper as a giggler. We tend to have this Dickensian idea of England at that. Especially for law students in lawyer's offices.

brojerome: Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. — William Cowper

borkenaesop: Do not seeing is life William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

AgyemangAsieduG: "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm." —William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, forerunners of Romantic poetry.

bufocalvin: Happy bookish birthdays, 9 May, to: Roger Hargreaves (Mr. Men and Little Miss series), William Tenn (Of Men and Monsters), Richard Cowper (The Custodians), William Moulton Marston (Emotions of Normal People)...

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 5/9: Helen Lemmel, Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus; William Cowper, There is a Fountain; Annie Marston, Now the Lord Our Souls has Fed; Nikolas Grundtvig, Peace to Soothe Our Bitter Woes; Lavinia Brauff, My Heart is Fixed on Jesus.

hymnquote: 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. (William Cowper)

EnoughLight: “Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.” William Cowper

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

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

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

qmcecs: CFP for 'William Cowper: Art and Afterlife' 3-4 September — paper proposals welcomed from PGRs and ECRs! Deadline June 5th.

communicipalist: On The High Price Of Fish-(last 2 verses) 'So dear madam, wait Till fish can be got At a reas'nable rate Whether lobster or not; Till the French and the Dutch Have quitted the seas, And then send as much And as oft as you please.' William Cowper-English Poet 1731-1800

quotebotproject: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. -- By William Cowper

ProfKinyon: English poet William Cowper (1731-1800) dragging conspiracy theorists or mathematicians or both

BARS_official: CFP: 'William Cowper, Art and Afterlife'. Call for papers from postgraduate students and early-career researchers for a two-day seminar on William Cowper, Sept 2021. More on the BARS Blog:

CowpNewtMuseum: This is a mourning brooch. It contains a plaited piece of William Cowper's hair as a reminder of him after he died on 25 April 1800.

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

michaelj713: 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 (1731 - 1800)

artist_blake: William Blake, William Cowper, 1802

ndhelm: 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 -

MaryCatKelleher: "Cut down an avenue! What a pity! Does not it make you think of Cowper. 'Ye fallen avenues, once more I mourn your fate unmerited'." 'Mansfield Park' (Ivi) (Fanny Price) (quoting poet William Cowper's  'The Task')

quotebotproject: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. -- By William Cowper

mstexalicious1: Prayer Quote of the Day Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees. Author: William Cowper

ed_uce: Light Shining out of Darkness by William Cowper | Poetry Foundation

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

AUF2020: "Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour." William Cowper

Jason_Hardin: 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 (1779)

sukasukasaja3: Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour. (William Cowper)

HollyWadeMatter: For I have gain'd thy confidence, have pledg'd All that is human in me, to protect Thine unsuspecting gratitude and love. If I survive thee I will dig thy grave, And when I place thee in it, sighing say, I knew at least one hare that had a friend. - William Cowper

mostlyrambling: "Thrice happy bird! I too have seen Much of the vanities of men; And, sick of having seen 'em, Would cheerfully these limbs resign For such a pair of wings as thine And such a head between 'em." [The Jackdaw; William Cowper]

Chris_R_Langley: William Cowper, minister at Perth, seems to have hit on the layout for the game “Operation” in the early seventeenth century

TudorRoberts: I am moved by this book recording the hymns William Cowper wrote at Olney

ShouldBeAMoive: For Great Poetry Reading Day, checkout Dr Iain McGilchrist reading The Castaway by William Cowper

sunoopouts: a hymn which repeatedly refers to the fountain washing away the s!ns of man written by William Cowper, "There is a fountain filled with bl0od." the bl0od came from sn's veins (immanuel) and the s!nner beneath that flood is sh. what did sh do?

jmyeats: A fresh episode of This Week in Church History is live! This week, meet William Cowper, famed hymnist, but also someone who struggled with severe depression. Join me and Dr. Matthew Swain as we work through mental health, ministry, and the gift of grace.

chrishawtree: Presumably Boris Johnson will not be reciting any time soon William Cowper's great opening line of "I sing the sofa!"

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

RansomOttawa: "There are no saner poems in the language than William Cowper's, yet they were written by a man who was periodically insane and who for forty years lived day to day with the possibility of madness." --Norton Anthology of English Literature

CowpNewtMuseum: In need of some spare buttons after your pet hare nibbled a couple off? These would look perfect on a waistcoat and feature tiny stars. Our regular customer, the poet William Cowper, once called them ‘the most elegant buttons in all this country.’

drwonderful: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. - William Cowper

AngelaCSwain: This conversation is worth retweeting. There is so much to learn from the life of William Cowper (koo-per). If you've ever been severely depressed (or abused), this figure of old will encourage your perseverance in Christ!

borkenaesop: An uncomfortable pillow. William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

ezereza: Freedom has a thousand charms to show, that slaves, however contented, never know. -William Cowper-

sailendra: William Cowper, Noted English Poet (Today is his death anniversary,1800)

conbrunstrom: William Cowper died OTD in 1800.

MikeFWatching: Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees. William Cowper

edpearce080759: English poet William Cowper was seized with dropsy in the spring of 1800 and died aged 68 on April 25 of that year. The phrase “God moves in a mysterious way” comes from Cowper's 1779 poem "Light Shining out of Darkness."

VatDaddy: William Cowper died on this day in 1800. “And so, impetuous to the field he flies, Leaps every fence save one, there falls and dies.” (The Progress of Error)

rmcmusicbham: "Poor though I am, despised, forgot, Yet God, my God, forgets me not: And he is safe, and must succeed, For whom the Lord is sure to plead." -William Cowper Our livestream begins at 10am

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

Miss_Rosen: "The Spirit breathes upon the Word and brings the truth to sight." ~William Cowper, who died on this day in 1800

jacktshannon: "Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more." ~ William Cowper

Page_Upon_Page: Life of William Cowper, Esq. (Published: 1843) Full text:

LouisaShand: The eighteenth-century poet William Cowper has challenged me with these words: ‘Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees’ (in prayer)

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

ChawtonHouse: We've just sent out the joining details for our online study day Celebrating William Cowper. If you have signed up please check your inboxes or click the link below:-

met_ampainting: John Whetten Ehninger, Illustration to William Cowper's Poem "The Diverting History of John Gilpin": John Gilpin Sends His Wife and Family before Him to the Church to Renew Their Wedding Vows, 1857

MundaneMinister: Him the vindictive rod of angry justice Sent quick and howling to the centre headlong;  I, fed with judgment, in a fleshly tomb, am Buried above ground. —William Cowper

Truth_Endures: 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

Waspie_Dwarf: "England with all thy faults, I love thee still-- My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee." - William Cowper Happy St. George's Day

quotebotproject: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. -- By William Cowper

nicolaskeemew: England with all thy faults, I love thee still - My country! - William Cowper Happy St George’s Day!

JulianSturdy: "England with all thy faults, I love thee still-- My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee." - William Cowper Happy St George's Day!

ChawtonHouse: Please note that whilst the content of the day will be freely available on YouTube, this live session on Zoom is only accessible to ticket holders:

BruceMc92987644: Hymn: “God Moves In a Mysterious Way” by William Cowper God moves in a mysterious way His glorious wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea And rides upon the raging storm. You fearful saints, fresh courage take; The threat'ning clouds yo…

nicratwoman: Still ending, and beginning still. William Cowper

cavattack: 1 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) “I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling.” “Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.” William Cowper, 1731-1800, English poet and Hymn writer

borkenaesop: There is life William Cowper, English poet (1731–1800)

Liang17842387: Herself could serve you with a better. You enter’d easily--find where-- And make with ease your exit there! William Cowper

debrapitchford: "Variety is the spice of life" Yesterday I worked with clients online mixed with paddock maintenance and gardening. What doesn't seem to vary is my love of wearing the colour blue "Variety is the spice of life is always nice" camefrom the English poet William Cowper 1731-1800

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

HayadSoufiane: The cares of today are seldom those of tomorrow. – William Cowper

MsAshtonDennis: Poet William Cowper - of whom Austen was a big fan - on slavery: 'Cans't thou, and honoured with a Christian name, Buy what is woman-born and feel no shame? Trade in the blood of innocence and plead Expedience as a warrant for the deed?'

ZachHollifield: His purposes will ripen fast, unfolding every hour; the bud may have a bitter taste, but sweet will be the flower. 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

MsAshtonDennis: Highlighting the links between sugar and slavery isn't new or woke: the poet William Cowper (quoted in Mansfield Park) was doing it over 200 years ago.

artist_blake: William Blake, William Cowper, 1802

ParwiinPK: Nature is but a name for an effect, whose name is God -- William Cowper

DSWiebe: Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head. “God moves in a mysterious way” William Cowper, 1774

jtkidd24: Anything of william cowper put to music is rich

In_CharlotteNC: Absence of occupation is not rest. – William Cowper

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

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

quotebotproject: Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more. -- By William Cowper

HistorifyNow: Among his other poems were Neethi Padhyalu, a series of poems, on morality and ethics, Stri Neethi Deepika, about how a woman should conduct herself. He also translated William Cowper’s John Gilpin and Oliver Goldsmith’s The Traveller into Telugu.

hymnquote: Writer/title attribution for five quotes on 4/14: William Cowper, When Hagar Found the Bottle Spent; Lida S. Leech, He Rescued Me; Fanny J. Crosby, He Hideth My Soul; Emily Taylor, There's Not a Hope with Comfort Fraught; Margaret J. Harris, He Took My Sins Away.

hymnquote: To Jesus then your trouble bring, nor murmur at your lot. While you art poor, and He is king, you shall not be forgot. (William Cowper)

leekern13: I’ve only just started reading William Cowper. He’s alright. I like this Epitaph on a Hare...

CdLife365: "Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose." -- William Cowper

LiveFreeorDie3: "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform," ~Hymn by William Cowper, 1774

SteveLeoGrace1: God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm. William Cowper

_TSSinclair: “The dearest idol I have known, Whatever that idol be, Help me to tear it from thy throne, And worship only thee” (William Cowper).

robert_stagg: Love this withering anti-slavery poem by William Cowper, written in the summer of 1788 and first printed in the ‘Northampton Mercury’.

almanacpodcast: On this day, we remember Henry McNeal Turner, born in 1834, and the publishing of the Battle Hymn of the Republic in 1862. The reading is "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood" by William Cowper.



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