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Abraham Cowley

Datum narození: 1618
Datum úmrtí: 28. červenec 1667

Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.

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„In no unactive ease, and no unglorious poverty.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Context: I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature. And there (with no design beyond my wall) whole and entire to lie, In no unactive ease, and no unglorious poverty. The Garden, Preface

„What shall I do to be forever known,
And make the age to come my own?“

—  Abraham Cowley, The Motto
The Motto; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„The monster London laugh at me.“

—  Abraham Cowley, Of Solitude
Of Solitude, xi; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„An harmless flaming meteor shone for hair,
And fell adown his shoulders with loose care.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Davideis (1656), Book II, lines 801-802 Compare: "Loose his beard and hoary hair / Stream'd like a meteor to the troubled air", Thomas Gray, The Bard, i. 2

„Nothing is there to come, and nothing past,
But an eternal now does always last.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Davideis (1656), Book I, lines 361-362 See also "One of our poets (which is it?) speaks of an everlasting now", Robert Southey, The Doctor, chap. xxv. p. 1

„God the first garden made, and the first city Cain.“

—  Abraham Cowley
The Garden, ii; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Life is an incurable disease.“

—  Abraham Cowley
To Dr. Scarborough; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Hence, ye profane! I hate ye all,
Both the great vulgar and the small.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Horace, book iii, Ode 1; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„His time is forever, everywhere his place.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Friendship in Absence; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„His faith, perhaps, in some nice tenets might
Be wrong; his life, I'm sure, was in the right.“

—  Abraham Cowley
On the Death of Crashaw; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight, He can't be wrong whose life is in the right", Alexander Pope, Essay on Man, epilogue iii, line 303.

„Thus would I double my life's fading space;
For he that runs it well, runs twice his race.“

—  Abraham Cowley
Discourse xi, Of Myself, stanza xi; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "For he lives twice who can at once employ / The present well, and ev'n the past enjoy", Alexander Pope, Imitation of Martial.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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