|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|William Cowper. (17311800) (continued)|
| Freedom has a thousand charms to show,|
That slaves, howeer contented, never know.
| Table Talk. Line 260.|
| Manner is all in all, whateer is writ,|
The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
| Table Talk. Line 542.|
| Ages elapsed ere Homers lamp appeard,|
And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard:
To carry nature lengths unknown before,
To give a Milton birth, askd ages more.
| Table Talk. Line 556.|
| Elegant as simplicity, and warm|
| Table Talk. Line 588.|
| Low ambition and the thirst of praise. 1|
| Table Talk. Line 591.|
| Made poetry a mere mechanic art.|
| Table Talk. Line 654.|
| Nature, exerting an unwearied power,|
Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower;
Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads
The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads.
| Table Talk. Line 690.|
| Lights of the world, and stars of human race.|
| The Progress of Error. Line 97.|
| How much a dunce that has been sent to roam|
Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
| The Progress of Error. Line 415.|
| Just knows, and knows no more, her Bible true,|
A truth the brilliant Frenchman never knew.
| Truth. Line 327.|
| The sounding jargon of the schools. 2|
| Truth. Line 367.|
| When one that holds communion with the skies|
Has filld his urn where these pure waters rise,
And once more mingles with us meaner things,
T is een as if an angel shook his wings.
| Charity. Line 435.|
| A fool must now and then be right by chance.|
| Conversation. Line 96.|