Sunday March 25th 2012

sunday-march-25th-2012-2 Solitude 2

Thought for the Day

“How sweet,
how passing sweet
is solitude.

But grant me still
a friend in my retreat,
Whom I may whisper
Solitude is sweet.”

~ William Cowper

*William Cowper

Born: 26 November 1731 Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
Died: 25 April 1800 (aged 68) East Dereham, Norfolk, England

An English poet and 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. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him “the best modern poet”, whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem ‘Yardley-Oak’. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.

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