Abraham Cowley

(1618 – 28 July 1667 / London)

Abraham Cowley Poems

1. The Wish 1/4/2003
2. On the Death of Mr. Crashaw 1/1/2004
3. The Given Heart 1/1/2004
4. Life 4/19/2010
5. The Despair 4/19/2010
6. The Grasshopper 4/19/2010
7. Hymn To Light 4/19/2010
8. A Supplication 1/13/2003
9. Beauty 4/19/2010
10. A Vote (excerpt) 1/1/2004
11. The Change 4/19/2010
12. The Epicure 4/19/2010
13. Anacreontics, The Swallow 1/4/2003
14. Davideis: A Sacred Poem Of The Troubles Of David (excerpt) 1/1/2004
15. Sport 4/19/2010
16. To The Royal Society (excerpts) 1/1/2004
17. Anacreontics, The Epicure 1/4/2003
18. On the Death of Mr. William Hervey 1/4/2003
19. The Praise of Pindar in Imitation of Horace His Second Ode, Book 4 4/19/2010
20. Reason, The Use Of It In Divine Matters 2/24/2014

A Vote (excerpt)

...
This only grant me: that my means may lie
Too low for envy, for contempt too high.
Some honour I would have,
Not from great deeds, but good alone;
Th' ignote are better than ill-known,
Rumour can ope the grave.
Acquaintance I would hug, but when 't depends
Not from the number, but the choice of friends.

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