William Cowper Quote
The parable of the prodigal son, the most beautiful fiction that ever was invented; our Saviour's speech to His disciples, with which He closed His earthly ministrations, full of the sublimest dignity and tenderest affection, surpass everything that I ever read; and like the spirit by which they were dictated, fly directly to the heart.
The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley. Supplementary pages (ed. 1806)