William Cowper

26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800 / Hertfordshire

On An Ugly Fellow (From The Greek)

Beware, my friend! of crystal brook,
Or fountain, lest that hideous hook,
Thy nose, thou chance to see;
Narcissus' fate would then be thine,
And self-detested thou wouldst pine,
As self-enamour'd he.
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