Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, WILLIAM COWPER, by WILLIAM BLAKE



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WILLIAM COWPER, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: For this is being a friend just in the nick
Last Line: For any man to pretend to inspiration
Subject(s): Bible; Cowper, William (1731-1800); Mythology; Poetry & Poets


For this is being a Friend just in the nick
Not when hes well but waiting till hes sick
He calls you to his help be you not movd
Untill by being Sick his wants are provd

You see him spend his Soul in Prophecy
Do you believe it a Confounded lie
Till some Bookseller & the Public Fame
Proves there is truth in his extravagant claim

For tis atrocious in a Friend you love
To tell you any thing that he cant prove
And tis most wicked in a Christian Nation
For any Man to pretend to Inspiration





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