To be remembered thus is fame,
And in the first degree;
And did the few like her the same,
The press might sleep for me.
So Homer, in the memory stored
Of many a Grecian belle,
Was once preserved -- a richer hoard,
But never lodged so well.
More verses by William Cowper
- Elegy Ii. On The Death Of The University Beadle At Cambridge (Translated From Milton)
- Olney Hymn 58: True And False Comforts
- Monumental Inscription To William Northcot
- Olney Hymn 16: The Sower
- An Epitaph 3 (From The Greek)