William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Poems

1. On Opening A Place For Social Prayer 1/3/2003
2. Self-Acquaintance 1/3/2003
3. Submission 1/3/2003
4. The Task: Book Vi, The Winter Walk At Noon (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
5. The Task: Book V, The Winter Morning Walk (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
6. Seeking The Beloved 1/3/2003
7. Ephraim Repenting 1/3/2003
8. The Heart Healed And Changed By Mercy 1/3/2003
9. Jehovah-Shalom. The Lord Send Peace 1/3/2003
10. Prayer For Patience 1/3/2003
11. Sardis 1/3/2003
12. To Delia: On Her Endeavouring To Conceal Her Grief At Parting 1/13/2003
13. The House Of Prayer 1/3/2003
14. Sonnet To William Wilberforce, Esq. 1/1/2004
15. On The Late Indecent Liberties Taken With The Remains Of Milton 1/13/2003
16. On The Death Of A Minister 1/3/2003
17. The Task: Book Ii, The Time-Piece (Excerpts) 1/1/2004
18. Pleading For And With Youth 1/3/2003
19. Jehovah-Shammah 1/3/2003
20. Jesus Hasting To Suffer 1/3/2003
21. Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. 4/13/2010
22. An Epitaph (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
23. An Epitaph 2 (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
24. An Epitaph 3 (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
25. An Epitaph 4 (From The Greek) 4/13/2010
26. An Ode, On Reading Mr. Richardson's History Of Sir Charles Grandison 4/13/2010
27. Answer To Stanzas Addressed To Lady Hesketh By Miss Catharine Fanshawe, In Returning A Poem 4/13/2010
28. By Callimachus 4/13/2010
29. By Moschus 4/13/2010
30. By Heraclides 4/13/2010
31. By Philemon 4/13/2010
32. Aspirations Of The Soul After God 4/13/2010
33. Catharina : The Second Part. On Her Marriage To George Courtenay, Esq. 4/13/2010
34. Divine Justice Amiable 4/13/2010
35. Elegy I. To Charles Deodati (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
36. Elegy Ii. On The Death Of The University Beadle At Cambridge (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
37. Elegy Iii. Anno Aet. 17. On The Death Of The Bishop Of Winchester (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
38. Elegy V. Anno Aet. 20. On The Approach Of Spring (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
39. Epigram 4/13/2010
40. Epigram : The Cottager And His Landlord. A Fable (Translated From Milton) 4/13/2010
Best Poem of William Cowper

The Negro's Complaint

Forc'd from home and all its pleasures,
Afric's coast I left forlorn;
To increase a stranger's treasures,
O'er the raging billows borne;
Men from England bought and sold me,
Paid my price in paltry gold;
But though theirs they have enroll'd me
Minds are never to be sold.
Still in thought as free as ever,
What are England's rights, I ask,
Me from my delights to sever,
Me to torture, me to task?
Fleecy locks and black complexion
Cannot forfeit nature's claim;
Skins may differ, but affection
Dwells in white and black the same.
Why did all-creating ...

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Prayer For Children

Gracious Lord, our children see,
By Thy mercy we are free;
But shall these, alas! remain
Subjects still of Satan's reign?
Israel's young ones, when of old
Pharaoh threaten'd to withhold,
Then Thy messenger said, "No;
Let the children also go!"

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