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William Cowper
(1731-1800) born on
Nov 15
English poet. He is best known for the hymn "Oh for a Closer Walk with God," 1779.
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.

Absence of occupation is not rest,
A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
Fanaticism, the false fire of an overheated mind.
God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
O, popular applause! what heart of man
Is proof against thy sweet, seducing charms?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Task," bk. 6, 1785.
R: Retirement, 623
A: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
N: Olney Hymns, 35
K: "The Task," bk. 2, 1785.

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