On this day, April 25, 1800, William Cowper, a brilliant English poet, passed from the walks of this life. He who wrote lines that move us in many ways. One of his most famous is:
"God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;"
His mind was oft troubled. He wrote these lines "Damned below Judas; more abhorred than he was", "during a period of insanity".
Though distressed with frequent periods of melancholy, he had a humorous side as well:
"Hair, wax, rouge, honey, teeth, you buy,
A multifarious store!
A mask at once would all supply,
Nor would it cost you more."
Other of his great poems include:
"There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins"
"Oh! for a closer walk with GOD,
A calm and heav'nly frame"