Carlos Wilcox

American poet

Carlos Wilcox (22 October 1794 – 29 May 1827) was a minor American poet. He wrote a poem, The Age of Benevolence, which was left unfinished, and which was clearly influenced by the work of William Cowper.

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  • Be thy best thoughts to work divine addressed;
    Do something,— do it soon — will all thy might;
    An angel's wing would droop if long at rest,
    And God Himself inactive were no longer blessed.
    • quoted in Three Thousand Selected Quotations From Brilliant Writers (1909) by Josiah H. Gilbert, p. 3
  • Of true benevolence, its charms divine,
    With other motives to call forth its power,
    And its grand triumphs, multiplied beyond
    All former bounds, in this its golden age,
    Humbly I sing, awed by the holy theme;
    A theme exalted, though as yet unsung,
    In beauty rich, of inspiration full,
    And worthy of a nobler harp than that
    From which heroic strains sublimely sound.

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