The Works of William Cowper

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Contents

To the Rev John Newton Feb Cowpers politics taken from
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To the Rev William Unwin April 5 Beattie Blair On
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To the Rev William Unwin May 3 On painting the face
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To the Rev John Newton May 22 Dr Johnsons favourable
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To the Rev John Newton July 5 Jupiters visit to the ∆thiopians
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Bedlam A frightful accident An unexpected letter from Ostend
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To the Rev John Newton July 28 Mr Newton at Lymington
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To the Rev John Newton Aug 16 Pleasures at Olney A balloon
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To the Rev John Newton Oct 9 Unconnected thought
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To the Rev John Newton Oct 30 Sandwich Islanders Knoxs
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To the Rev John Newton Nov 27 Sending a specimen of the Task
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To the Rev William Unwin Dec 18 Tirocinium Reason
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Task To the Rev John Newton Christmas Eve The original title
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To the Rev John Newton March 19 Uses of his nevertobefor
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To the Rev John Newton March 19 Uses of his nevertobefor
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To the Rev John Newton April 22 John Giſpin Vanity of popu
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To the Rev John Newton May Account of a sudden death
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To the Rev William Unwin June 12 Expected visit from
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To the Rev William Bull June 13 A note on occasion of
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To Joseph Hill Esq June 25 Description of his summerhouse
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To the Rev John Newton Aug 6 Selfabasement The Task
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To the Rev William Unwin Aug 27 Pleasure in his connexion
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To the Rev John Newton Sept 24 Recollections of Southampton
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To Joseph Hill Esq Oct 11 Reasons for publishing his Epistles
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To Lady Hesketh Her bounty His intention of translating
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To the Rev John Newton Nov 5 On his narrative of Miss
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To the Rev William Unwin Nov 28 Mr Bagots offers
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To the Rev John Newton Dec 3 Deathbed Memoirs Reasons
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Page 395 - I still, as at the first, allow myself a liberty. On all other occasions I prune with an unsparing hand, determined that there shall not be found in the whole translation an idea that is not Homer's. My ambition is, to produce the closest copy possible, and at the same time as harmonious as I know how to make it. This being my object, you will no longer think, if indeed you have thought so at all, that I am unnecessarily and overmuch industrious.

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