THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

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to the same Advice on seabathing July 17 1779 To the Rev W Unwin On visiting prisoners
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To the same Pluralities in the church April 6 1780 Cowpers first appearance as an author
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To the Rey W Unwin To touch and retouch the To the same Progress of the poem Conversation
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To the Rev W Unwin Thoughts on the sea Char To the Rev William Unwin March 18 1782
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To the Rev John Newton Unfavorable prospect To the Rev Wm Unwin July 16 1782 Remarks
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To the Rev William Unwin Jan 17 1782 Conduct ent of tish on Mr Smalls report of Mr Hill and
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To the same March 6 1782 Political remarks
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To the same April 5 1783 Mlness of Mrs C new To Joseph Hill Esq Nov 23 1783 On his opinion
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To the Rev William Bull June 3 1783 With stan
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Arguments for the necessity of conversion
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TO Joseph Hill Esq Oct 10 1783 Cowper declines
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lo Joseph Hill Esq Oct 20 1783 Anticipations To the Rev William Unwin March 21 1784 Cow
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censure of a particular obser To the Rev John Newton Nov 27 1784 Sketch
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composed
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To Joseph Hill Esq On those who confine all mer His tame hares one of his first amusements on
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To the Rey John Newton July 5 1784 Reference
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To the Rev John Newton Nov 3 1783 Fire at
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To the same Oct 20 1784 Instructions respecting
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To the Rev John Newton Sept 24 1785 Recollec
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To the same Agreement with the Rev W Unwin The origin of his friendship with Mr Bull
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To the same without date His feelings towards
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To Lady Aesketh Jan 31 1786 Acknowledgment
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To Lady Hesketh April 17 1786 Description
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To Lady Hesketh On solitude on the desertion of To the same On Grays Works April 20 1777
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To Rev Dr ce with Samhe Lodge
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Proposed plan of Mr Unwin for checking sabbath To the same Dec 4 1787 Character of the Throck
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To Lady Hesketh Jan 18 1787 Suspension of
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Lo Samuel Rose Esq Oct 19 1787 State of
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the Account of Five Hundred Living Authors
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To recover Veskerk line 24ccount
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Remarks on Cowpers observation that authors are To Mrs Throckmorton May 10 1790 Humorous
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Commencement of Cowpers acquaintance with
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To the Rev John Newton Feb 5 1790 Account of animal magnetism
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intended Preface to his Poems critical tact of To the Rev John Newton Feb 24 1783 On
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To Lady Hesketh April 19 1790 His revisal of Remarks on the donbts and fears of Christians 331
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To Joseph Hill Esq March 6 1791 Progress
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Page
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To Samuel Rose Esq March 24 1791 On his
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Character of his Latin poems 501 1787
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Seite 281 - Then kneeling down, to Heaven's eternal King, The saint, the father, and the husband prays: Hope "springs exulting on triumphant wing," That thus they all shall meet in future days, There ever bask in uncreated rays, No more to sigh, or shed the bitter tear, Together hymning their Creator's praise. In such society, yet still more dear; While circling time moves round in an eternal sphere.
Seite 158 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of our senses; whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings. Far from me and from my friends, be such frigid philosophy as may conduct us indifferent and unmoved over any ground which has been dignified by wisdom, bravery, or virtue. That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins...
Seite 122 - The style of Dryden is capricious and varied, that of Pope is cautious and uniform; Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind, Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities and diversified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation; Pope's is a velvet lawn, shaven by the scythe and levelled by the roller.
Seite 152 - I'll tell you, friend! a wise man and a fool. You'll find, if once the monarch acts the monk Or, cobbler-like, the parson will be drunk, Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow, The rest is all but leather or prunella.
Seite 302 - I would not have a slave to till my ground, To carry me, to fan me while I sleep, And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth That sinews bought and sold have ever earn'd.
Seite 464 - Nor, cruel as it seem'd, could he Their haste himself condemn, Aware that flight, in such a sea, Alone could rescue them; Yet bitter felt it still to die Deserted, and his friends so nigh. He long survives, who lives an hour In ocean, self-upheld; And so long he, with unspent power, His destiny repell'd; And ever as the minutes flew, Entreated help, or cried - 'Adieu!
Seite 171 - Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Seite 213 - Twelve years have elapsed since I last took a view Of my favourite field, and the bank where they grew; And now in the grass behold they are laid, And the tree is my seat that once lent me a shade. The blackbird has fled to another retreat, Where the hazels afford him a screen from the heat, And the scene where his melody charm'd me before Resounds with his sweet flowing ditty no more.
Seite 464 - At length, his transient respite past, His comrades, who before Had heard his voice in every blast, Could catch the sound no more : For then, by toil subdued, he drank The stifling wave, and then he sank. No poet wept him ; but the page Of narrative sincere, That tells his name, his worth, his age, Is wet with Anson's tear : 'And tears by bards or heroes shed Alike immortalize the dead. I therefore purpose not, or dream, Descanting on his fate, To give the melancholy theme A more enduring date :...
Seite 485 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.

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