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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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... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...

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    The thirsty earth soaks up the rain,
    And drinks, and gapes for drink again.
    The plants suck in the earth, and are
    With constant drinking fresh and fair.
    Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)

    Thy soul and body, when death’s agony
    Besieged around thy noble heart,
    Did not with more reluctance part
    Than I, my dearest Friend, do part from thee.
    —Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)