The Letters and Prose Writings of William Cowper: Adelphi and letters, 1750-1781

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Clarendon Press, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 640 pages
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When completed, this edition will contain about 1300 letters, 1000 of which will be printed from the original MSS. About two-thirds of the letters will contian material that has hitherto been unpublished.

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Chronology of Cowpers Life

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About the author (1979)

William Cowper (1731-1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. James King is Professor of English at McMaster University.Charles Ryskamp is Director of the Frick Collection.