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Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley (/ˈkuːli/; 1618 – 28 July 1667) was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721.

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Abraham Cowley - Return To England
... Late in 1658 Oliver Cromwell died, and Cowley took advantage of the confusion of affairs to escape to Paris, where he remained until the Restoration brought him back in Charles's train ... Cowley obtained permission to retire into the country and through his friend, Lord St Albans, he obtained a property near Chertsey, where, devoting himself to botany and books, he lived in ... Cowley's pamphlet on The Advancement of Experimental Philosophy, 1661, immediately preceded the foundation of the Royal Society to which Cowley, in March 1667, at the suggestion of John Evelyn, addressed an ode ...

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    Ah, yet, ere I descend to the grave,
    May I a small house and large garden have;
    And a few friends, and many books, both true,
    Both wise, and both delightful too!
    And since love ne’er will from me flee,
    A mistress moderately fair,
    And good as guardian angels are,
    Only beloved and loving me.
    Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)

    How could it be so fair, and you away?
    How could the Trees be beauteous, Flowers so gay?
    Could they remember but last year,
    How you did Them, They you delight,
    The sprouting leaves which saw you here,
    And call’d their Fellows to the sight,
    Would, looking round for the same sight in vain,
    Creep back into their silent Barks again.
    —Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)