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THE

LIFE AND WORKS

op

WILLIAM COWPER

NOW FIRST COMPLETED BY THE INTRODUCTION OF HIS

“ PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE.”

REVISED, ARRANGED, AND EDITED BY

THE REV. T. S. GRIMSHAWE, A.M.

RECTOR OF BURTON, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE, AND VICAR OF
DIDDENAAM, BEDFORDSHIRE, AUTHOR OF THE LIFE OF THE REV. LEGH RICHMOND.

WITH

AN ESSAY ON THE GENIUS AND POETRY OF COWPER.

BY THE
REV. J. W. CUNNINGHAM, A. M.

VICAB OF HARROW

Second Edition.

VOL. V.

LONDON
SAUNDERS AND OTLEY, CONDUIT STREET.

MDCCCXXXVI.

Culotte
NUSTIO
ILLUMEA

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND. CONTENTS.

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To Mr. Johnson, the bookseller. Feb. 11, 1790. Cowper

acknowledges his obligations to Mr. Fuseli, for bis

remarks on his translation of Homer . . 25

To the same. Sept. 7, 1790. On the same subject . ib.

Indignant remonstrance of Cowper's, addressed to John-

son on the alteration of a line in one of his poems. 26

To Thomas Park, Esq. April 27, 1792. Remarks on

some Poems of Mr. P.'s, and on his own literary en.
gagements

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Marriage of Mr. Courtenay to Miss Stapleton . . 30

To Lady Hesketh. May 20, 1792. On the marriage of

Mr. Courtenay; Dr. Madan's promotion to a
Bishopric; complimentary Sonnet produced by
Cowper, addressed to Mr. Wilberforce ; Lines to

Warren Hastings, Esq. i .. . . ib.

To John Jobpson, Esq. May 20, 1792. On the post-

ponement of bis Ordination, &c.

.

· 33

Hayley's visit to Cowper, and his account of it. . 34

Sonnet addressed by Cowper to Mrs. Unwin . . 35

Mrs. Unwin's paralytic attack .

Kind attentions of Hayley .

To Lady Hesketh. May 24, 1792. Seizure and state of

Mrs.Unwin . .

To the same. May 26, 1792. State of Mrs. Unwin .
Lines addressed to Dr. Austen .
To Mrs. Bodham. June 4, 1792. On the postponement

of Mr. Johnson's Ordination
To William Hayley, Esq. June 4, 1792. State of Mrs.
Unwip

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To the same. June 5, 1792. On the same subject
To the same. June 7, 1792. On the same subject
To the same. June 10, 1792. On the same subject;

Lines addressed to Dr. Darwin . .

Origin of Darwin's Poem of the “ Botanic Garden” 48

To Lady Hesketh. June 11, 1792. On his growing

correspondence; improvement in Mrs. Unwin's

health; events of the past two months ; arrival of

Mr. Johnson

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