William Cowper

(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire)

William Cowper Quotes

  • ''The parson knows enough who knows a duke.''
    William Cowper (1731-1800), British poet. repr. In Poetical Works, ed. H.S. Milford (1934). Tirocinium, l. 403 (1785).
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For The Poor

When Hagar found the bottle spent
And wept o'er Ishmael,
A message from the Lord was sent
To guide her to a well.

Should not Elijah's cake and cruse
Convince us at this day,
A gracious God will not refuse
Provisions by the way?

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