Sunday, November 14, 2010

Daily Dose

From William Cowper's Letters: A Selection, edited by E. V. Lucas


"Now for ourselves. I am, without the least dissimulation, in good health; my spirits are about as good as you have ever seen them; and if increase of appetite and a double portion of sleep be advantageous, such are the advantages that I have received from this migration. As to that gloominess of mind, which I have had these twenty years, it cleaves to me even here; and could I be translated to Paradise, unless I left my body behind me, would cleave to me even there also. It is my companion for life, and nothing will ever divorce us. So much for myself."

From a letter to Lady Hesketh, dated Eartham, August 26, 1792

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