An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail stuck there by way of sting. William Cowper Quotes
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An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail stuck there by way of sting.

William Cowper

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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Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
Absence from whom we love is worse than death and frustrates hope severer than despair.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam excels a dunce that has been kept at home.

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