William Cowper Quotes About Weed

Quotes about: Weed
  • 'Tis liberty alone that gives the flower Of fleeting life its lustre and perfume; And we are weeds without it.

    William Cowper (1856). “The task, Table talk, and other poems: With critical observations of various authors on his genius and character, and notes, critical and illustrative”, p.271
  • Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society's chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.

    William Cowper, Robert Southey, William Harvey (1835). “The Works of William Cowper, Comprising His Poems, Correspondence, and Translations”, p.163
  • They whom truth and wisdom lead, can gather honey from a weed.

    William Cowper, James Thomson (1832). “The Works of Cowper and Thompson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never Before Published in this Country. With a New and Interesting Memoir of the Life of Thomson”, p.124

William Cowper

  • Born: November 26, 1731
  • Died: April 25, 1800
  • Occupation: Poet
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