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William Cowper

B. 1731 D. 1800

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Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'

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Hannah More

B. 1745 D. 1833

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That self-same stuff which erst proud empires swayed, of which the conquerers of the world were made. - Hannah More 'Slavery: A Poem'

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Robert Southey

B. 1774 D. 1843

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Why that I cannot tell, said he, "But 'twas a famous victory." - Robert Southey, 'After Blenheim'

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Arthur Hugh Clough

B. 1819 D. 1861

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'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'

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Chidiock Tichborne

B. 1562 D. 1586

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My prime of youth is but a frost of cares. - Chidiock Tichborne 'Tichborne's Elegy'

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Ben Jonson

B. 1572 D. 1637

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Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'

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2 poems available

Man differs more from man than man from beast.

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I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips

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Andrew Marvell

B. 1621 D. 1678

4 poems available

Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'

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The opposite of the octopus's disappearing trick: the poem creates a cloud of ink in order to appear behind it (rather to its own surprise).

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Matthew Arnold

B. 1822 D. 1888

3 poems available

I might have known, / What far too soon, alas! I learn'd / The heart can bind itself alone, / And faith may oft be unreturn'd.' Matthew Arnold, 'Isolation: To Marguerite'

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

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All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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