William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.
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Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
The earth was made so various that the mind Of desultory man studious of change And pleased with novelty might be indulged.
A fool must now and then be right by chance.