Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Daily Dose

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


"Our temper differs somewhat from that of the ancient Jews.  They would neither dance nor weep.  We indeed weep not, if a man mourn unto us; but I must needs say, that, if he pipe, we seem disposed to dance with the greatest alacrity."

From a letter to the Rev. John Newton, dated April 22, 1785

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