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The Task and Other Poems By William Cowper,

  • Title: The Task and Other Poems
  • Author: William Cowper
  • ISBN: 9781404334939
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • This scarce book was first published in 1891 It comprises a collection of poems by the 18th century poet and hymnologist, William Cooper, who was one of the most popular poets of the age and can be considered as a forerunner to the Romantic poets It is a n absorbing collection that will delight all poetry lovers Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating backThis scarce book was first published in 1891 It comprises a collection of poems by the 18th century poet and hymnologist, William Cooper, who was one of the most popular poets of the age and can be considered as a forerunner to the Romantic poets It is a n absorbing collection that will delight all poetry lovers Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
    The Task and Other Poems This scarce book was first published in It comprises a collection of poems by the th century poet and hymnologist William Cooper who was one of the most popular poets of the age and can be co

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    1. We don t read and write poetry because it s cute We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race And the human race is filled with passion And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for To quote from Whitman, O me O life of the questions of these recurring of the endless trains of the faithless of cities filled with the foolish what good amid these, O me, O life [...]

    2. The Task was a tough read for me at times length and heavy, often unfamiliar language But the I read, the I found these absolute jewels of godly wisdom I love and respect Cowper and mourn the fact that his legacy often relegates him to the category of madman.

    3. I adore this wonderful poem created by Cowper after being challenged by his friend and neighbour to write in blank verse on the subject of anything write on this sofa Like Cowper, I started on the sofa too reading it but you don t stay there for long as the poet takes you on a wonderful journey through space and time including into the future My very gentle reader, yet unborn, Of whom I needs must augur better things,Since Heaven would sure grow weary of a world Productive only of a race like us [...]

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