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When Cowper was six years old , his mother died , and he was soon afterward enrolled in a private school at Market Street , a village a few miles from his ...
... for although the poet was again attacked by insanity in 1773 , he was in the midst of sympathetic friends whose kind treatment soon restored him .
... the mixed society of the world to be polished by its intercourse , and yet withdrawn so soon as to retain an unworldly degree of simplicity and purity .
40 45 Gay hope is theirs by fancy fed , Less pleasing when possest ; The tear forgot as soon as shed , The sunshine of the breast : Theirs buxom health ...
35 They , whom once the desert - beacho Pent within its bleak domain , Soon their ample sway shall stretch O'er the plenty of the plain .
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review