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William Cowper

Data de nascimento: 26. Novembro 1731
Data de falecimento: 25. Abril 1800

William Cowper foi um poeta inglês.

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Retirement
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„A vida pouco nos deve; a ela devemos tudo.“

—  William Cowper

Life owes us little; we owe it everything.
citado em "Phillips' book of great thoughts, funny sayings: a stupendous collection of quotes, quips, epigrams, witticisms, and humorous comments : for personal enjoyment and ready reference"‎ - Página 153, de Bob Phillips - Tyndale House, 1993, ISBN 0842350357, 9780842350358 - 343 páginas
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„Ter uma vida tranqüila é um objetivo díficil.“

—  William Cowper, Retirement

A life of ease a difficult pursuit.
"Retirement" in: The works of William Cowper: His life and letters‎ - vol. 6, Página 210 http://books.google.com.br/books?id=FIQgAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA210, de William Cowper, William Hayley, John William Cunningham, Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshawe - Saunders & Otley, 1835

„A única felicidade vem quando nos gastamos por um propósito.“

—  William Cowper

The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose
citado em "Noble Purpose: The Joy of Living a Meaningful Life‎" - página 9, de William Damon - Templeton Foundation Press, 2003, ISBN 1599470489, 9781599470481
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„Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.“

—  William Cowper, The Task

Fonte: The Task (1785), Book VI, Winter Walk at Noon, Line 92.
Contexto: 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.

„Regions Caesar never knew
Thy posterity shall sway“

—  William Cowper

"Boadicea" (1782).
Contexto: "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 tell me I yet have a friend,
Though a friend I am never to see.“

—  William Cowper

Fonte: Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk (1782), Line 37.
Contexto: 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.

„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).
Contexto: "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.

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