William Cowper Everyman’s Poetry


William Cowper Everyman’s Poetry is a collection of poems selected and edited by Michael Bruce (Goldsmiths College, University of London).  A favourite of Jane Austen.

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God made the country, and man made the town.
What wonder then that health and virtue, gifts
That can alone make sweet and bitter draught
That life hold out to all, should most abound
And least be threaten’d in the fields and groves?
Possess ye therefore, ye who, borne about
In chariots and sedans, know no fatigue
But that of idleness, and taste no fatigue
But such as art contrives – poses ye still
Your element; there only can ye shine,
There only minds like yours can do no harm.

From the first book of The Task

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Weight 130 g
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 1 cm
William Cowper - Everyman's Poetry
William Cowper Everyman’s Poetry

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