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By Cowper, William

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Book Id: WPLBN0000247656
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Verses  
Author: Cowper, William
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: I AM monarch of all I survey, // My right there is none to dispute; // From the center all round to the sea // I am lord of the fowl and the brute. // O solitude! where are the charms // That sages have seen in thy face? // Better dwell in the midst of alarms // Than reign in this horrible place. // I am out of humanity's reach. // I must finish my journey alone, // Never hear the sweet music of speech; // I start at the sound of my own. // The beasts that roam over the plain // My form with indifference see; // They are so unacquainted with man, // Their tameness is shocking to me. // Society friendship and love // Divinely bestow'd upon man, // O had I the wings of a dove // How soon I would taste you again! // My sorrows I then might assuage // In the ways of religion and truth, // Might learn from the wisdom of age, // And be cheered by the sallies of youth. // Religion! what treasure untold // Resides in that heavenly world! // More prescious than silver and gold, // Or all that this earth can afford. // But the sound of the church-going bell // These valleys and rocks never heard, // Ne'er sighed at the sound of a knell, // Or smil'd when a sabbath appear'd. // Ye winds that have made me your sport, // Convey to this desolate shore // Some cordial endearing report // Of a land I shall visit no more: // My friends, do they now and then send...


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