Tuesday, April 25, 2006

This day in 1800

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"

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