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William Cowper

Datum narození: 26. listopad 1731
Datum úmrtí: 25. duben 1800

William Cowper byl anglický básník, jeden z nejznámějších básníků své doby. Jeho básně mají převážně náboženský obsah, psal také duchovní písně. Wikipedia

Fotka: Lemuel Francis Abbott / Public domain

„Čaj - šálek, který rozveselí, ale neomámí.“

—  William Cowper

Zdroj: [Arcimovičová, Jana, Vůně čaje, Start, 1998, 80-902005-9-1, 39, česky]

„Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Zdroj: The Task (1785), Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon, Line 92.
Kontext: Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place,
Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
Books are not seldom talismans and spells.

„O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper

Zdroj: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
Kontext: My friends, do they now and then send
A wish or a thought after me?
O tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.

„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Kontext: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

„Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Kontext: "Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway;
Where his eagles never flew,
None invincible as they."Such the bard's prophetic words, Pregnant with celestial fire, Bending as he swept the chords Of his sweet but awful lyre.

„O Winter, ruler of the inverted year!“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Zdroj: The Task (1785), Book IV, The Winter Evening, Line 120.

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„A worm is in the bud of youth,
And at the root of age.“

—  William Cowper

Stanzas subjoined to a Bill of Mortality.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

„Religion! what treasure untold
Resides in that heavenly word!“

—  William Cowper

Zdroj: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 25.

„God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.“

—  William Cowper

The opening statement is often paraphrased: God moves in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.
No. 35, "Light Shining out of Darkness".
Olney Hymns (1779)

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

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