I am just two and two, I am warm, I am cold,
And the parent of numbers that cannot be told.
I am lawful, unlawful -- a duty, a fault,
I am often sold dear, good for nothing when bought;
An extraordinary boon, and a matter of course,
And yielded with pleasure when taken by force.
More verses by William Cowper
- Hatred And Vengeance, My Eternal Portion
- Mourning And Longing
- A Comparison
- The Nightingale And Glow-Worm
- Abuse Of The Gospel