The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First Completed by the Introduction of Cowper's Private Correspondence

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To the Rev J Newton Escape of one of his hares
76
To the same On the design of his poems
95
Tu the Rtv W Unwin Thoughts on the sea Char To the Rev William Unwin March 18 1782
130
To the Rev John Newton Unfavorable prospect To the Rev Wm Unwin July 161782 Remarks
136
To lb Rev Willimm Inwin Jan 171782 Conduct ent offish on Mr Small s report of Mr Hill and
142
Tu the Rev Wm Unwin March 717W Remon To the same No date On the coalition ministry
148
HUMnndtTB belonging to a mutinous regiment 149 To the same April 51783 Illness of Mrs C new Olney dream of an airballoon 167 To Joseph Hil...
168
To the Rev William Bull June 3 1783 With stan his friendship with Lady Austen
174
To the Rev William Unwin Sept 29 1783 Effect benefactor to the poor of Olney political profes
180
Extracts from letters to Mr Bull on that subject 165 To the same April 1784 Remarks on divine wrath
186
ToUVRev William Unwin July 121784 Remarks Explanations respecting Cowpers poem entitled
213
Tt the Rot William Unwin Oct 10 1784 With Mr Great heed completion of Cowpers new vol
220
To the Rev John Newton Aug 171785 Reasons from her description of the vestibule of his resi
244
To Joseph Hill Esq Oct 111785 Cowper excuses To Joseph Hill Esq April 5 1786 Reasons for
250
To the same without date His feelings towards Remarks on Cowpers depression of spirit
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petition
285
Gowuer1 rrrnoval to Weston 273 for not writing to him expected arrival of
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ToUd Hvekrth Jan 18 1787 Suspension of his own life
297
Cowpers lines on the blessings of spiritual liberty
303
To Lady Hesketh May 27 1788 His lines on
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To Lady Hesketh June 27 1788 Anticipations
316
To Samuel Rose Esq Nov 30 1788 Vincent
323
Note on the reveries of leanied men 335 Cambridge
349
To the Rev John Newton Feb 51790 Account of animal magnetism
355
ToSamuel Rose Esq Feb 5 1791 Thanks for sub omitted to send a letter which he had written
364
To the Rev Walter Bagot Feb 26 1791 He play of Homer decline of the Rev Mr Venn refer
378
To Mrs Throckmorton April 1 1791 On the fail To Joseph Hill Esq Nov 14 1791 On compound
384
His excellence as an epistolary writer 500
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Page 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.
Page 301 - Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, So that all they which pass by the way do pluck her ? The boar out of the wood doth waste it, < And the wild beast of the field doth devour it.
Page 485 - there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, than over ninety and nine just persons that need no repentance.
Page 268 - And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night...
Page 139 - With all her crew complete. Toll for the brave ! Brave Kempenfelt is gone; His last sea-fight is fought, His work of glory done. It was not in the battle; No tempest gave the shock; She sprang no fatal leak, She ran upon no rock. His sword was in its sheath, His fingers held the pen, When Kempenfelt went down With twice four hundred men.
Page 122 - Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope.
Page 157 - 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.
Page 462 - 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: But...
Page 462 - 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 repelled : And ever, as the minutes flew, Entreated help, or cried—
Page 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.

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