Epigrams on his Garden Shed

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I.

Beware of building! I intended
Rough logs and thatch, and thus it ended.

II.

Instead of a pound or two, spending a mint
Must serve me at least, I believe, with a hint,
That building and building a man may be driven
At last out of doors, and have no house to live in.

External Links[edit]

The Cowper and Newton Museum
William Cowper's Summer House

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.