The poet William Cullen died at the age of 83. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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American poet, editor, and journalist who is most famous for his 1817 poem, “Thanatopsis.” His other well-known poetic works include “To a Waterfowl” and “The Ages.”
He was a descendant of English settlers who had traveled to America on the Mayflower. He married Frances Fairchild in 1821.
Difficulty, my brethren, is the nurse of greatness – a harsh nurse, who roughly rocks her foster – children into strength and athletic proportion.
Truth gets well if she is run over by a locomotive, while error dies of lockjaw if she scratches her finger.
Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings.
The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.
Thine eyes are springs in whose serene And silent waters heaven is seen. Their lashes are the herbs that look On their young figures in the brook.