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

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To the Rev John Newton Conversion of the green
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To the Rev John Newton Religious poetry Oct Improvements in prison discipline
131
To Joseph Hill Esq Advantage of having a tenant viper Lady Austen Mr Bulí Madame Guions
137
Attentions of Lady Austen to Cowper 124 To Joseph Hill Esq Dec 7 1782 Recollections
144
To the Rev William Bull June 3 1783 With stan
153
Extracts from
168
Extraordinary natural phenomena in the summer
170
praisu of Mr Newtons style as an historian 156 dominion
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censure of a particular obser To the Rev John Newton Nov 27 1784 Sketch
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To the Rev John Newton April 26 1784
207
To the Rev William Unwin July 12 1784 Remarks Explanations respecting Cowpers poei entitled
215
Arguments for the necessity of conversion
227
To the Rev John Newton Nov 5 1785 On his tar
234
To Lady Hesketh Jan 10 1786 His consciousness
241
To the same no date Character of Churchills
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To Lady Hesketh Jan 8 1787 State of his health
296
Probability that Africa may be enlightened by their scription the liinewalk at Weston remarks
317
fo Joseph Hill Esq June 8 1788 On the death of To the same April 30 1789 Thanks for presents
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Original mode of franking and reasons for the adop
338
Note on the reveries of learned men 335 Cambridge
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Io John Johnson Esq March 23 1790 Character
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Samuel Rose Esq Oct 19 1787 State of
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Page
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To John Johnson Esq Feb 27 1791 Progress
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To Lady Hesketh April 19 1790 His revisal of Remarks on the donbts and fears of Christians
381
Dr Johnsons remark on Miltons Latin poems 371 of a new edition of his Homer he defends a pas
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Tu Joseph Hill Esq March 14 1782 On the public To the Rev William Bull March 7 1783 On
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To the Rev Mr Hurdis Feb 21 1792 Reasons
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To William Hayley Esq April 6 1792 Expected George Courtenay Esq
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Lord Thurlow to William Cowper Esq On his himself and Hayley in ber misfortunes remark
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To the Res Portrait 10 a new edi consents to the pres
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Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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...
Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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!
Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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.
Сторінка 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 :...
Сторінка 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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