The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence and Translations, Volume 4

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H.G. Bohn, 1854
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Contents

To the Rev Walter Bagot Oct 30 Visit to Chicheley Wishes
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To the Rev John Newton Dec 9 Returning a Latinº manuscript
59
To Lady Hesketh Feb 4 Dissatisfied with his letters as soon
65
To Lady Hesketh March 5 With some verses on the Kings recovery
71
To Mrs King April 22 Regretting that they are not likely
77
To Lady Hesketh June 13 Visit to Newport Presents
84
To Mrs King Aug 1 All his correspondents reproach him for
90
To Samuel Rose Esq Sept 24 cold weather Mr Jekyll
96
1790
101
Thurlow
107
To John Johnson Esq June 7 Commends him for giving over
129
To Mrs Bodham June 29 Written in expectation of a visit from her
135
To the Rev William Bull Nov 1 A note of thanks
150
To John Johnson Esq Dec 18 Subscriptions from Cambridge
156
To Mrs King Oct 5 Professor Martyn Expectation that
157
To John Johnson Esq Jan 21 Pressing him to come and jesting
165
To Clotworthy Rowley Esq March 14 Mondays devoted to
169
To the Rev John Newton March 29 On his wifes death Recol
175
To Mrs King May 26 Uneasy at her long silence His release from
181
To Lady Hesketh Feb 22 Remarks on oratory as used
191
To Lady Hesketh July ii Bargain with Mr Johnson for his Homer
196
To the Rev Mr Hurdis Aug 9 His study exposed to visitors
202
To Lady Hesketh June 1
204
To Mrs King Oct 21 Women better than men in all the most
208
To Lady Hesketh Aug 21 Visiting at the Hall
209
To the Rev Walter Bagot Dec 5 Remarks on Homer considered
215
To the Rev Walter Bagot Feb 14 A line in Homer accidentally
219
To Lord Thurlow
225
March 10 1792
230
To Mrs King March 8 Her imprudence blamed in going
231
To John Johnson Esq June 1
232
To the Rev Walter Bagot Nov 8 Motives for his visit to Eartham
286
To the Rev John Newton Dec 9 More concerning the opinion
293
To William Hayley Esq Jan 29 On the death of Dr Austin
299
To the Rev Walter Bagot March 4 Though a Whig he agrees with
305
To Clotworthy Rowley Esq Feb 1 List of his Irish subscribers
307
To William Hayley Esq April 23 Busy in writing notes to Homer
311
To the Rev John Newton June 12 Mrs Unwins state and his own
317
To William Hayley Esq July 24 Inscription for a bust of Homer
323
To William Hayley Esq Aug 27 Flaxmans design from Homer
330
To Mrs Charlotte Smith Oct 26 Advice respecting her second
337
To Samuel Rose Esq Dec 8 Remarks on Jonathan Wild
343
1799
349
Cowpers drawings
355
March 30 1792 Returning and praising a MS poem written
362
Thomas Hayleys letter to Cowper referred to at p 305
368
On keeping a Secret
377
On Conversation
384
FRAGMENT OF AN INTENDED COMMENTARY ON PARADISE Lost
390
TREATMENT OF CowPERS HARES
422
To the Rev Walter Bagot Remarks on Villoison
428
To the Rev Thomas Carwardine July 27 Respecting their meet
431
To the Rev John Newton Oct 15 Mrs Scotts death His
432
To the Rev Mr Hurdis June 13 Homer to be published
433
To Lady Hesketh March 3 Telling her that he has been in
438
frockthe Western uniform
439
To William Hayley Esq Oct 18 A hasty note in expectation
444
To John Johnson Esq March 23 The Odyssey Expressions
445
To Lady Hesketh March 12 Hannah More Thoughts on
446
To Mrs King March 2 Excuses Homer Cambridge subscription
447
To Samuel Rose Esq March 29 Journey on foot Wonders
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