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From a. Portrait in Crayons Drawn from the Life by Romney in 1792 Engravd. W. Blake 1802

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LIFE,

AND

POSTHUMOUS WRITINGS,

OP

WILLIAM COWPER, Esgr.

WITII ANi
INTRODUCTORY LETTER,

TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE EARL COWPER,

By WILLIAM HAYLEY, Esgr.

"Obversatur oculis ille vir, quo neminen ætas nostra graviorem, sanctiorem, subtiliorem
" denique tulit: quem ego quum ex admiratione diligere cæpissem, quod evenire contra solet,
“`magis admiratus sum, postquam penitus inspexi. Inspexi enim penitus : nihil a me ille secretum,
“ non joculare, non serium, non triste, non lætum.”

Puinn Epist. Lib. 4. Ep. 17.

VOL. I.

SECOND EDITION.

Chichester :

PRINTED BY 7. SEAGRAVE; ·
FOR J. JOHNSON, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, LONDON, :

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CONTENTS

OF THE

OF THE

FIRST VOLUME.

The Life, Part the First The Family, Birth, and First Residence of Cowper His Eulogy on

the Tenderness of his Mother, pages 1, 2, 3— Her Portrait- Her Epitaph by her Niece,

4,5— The Schools that Cowper attended His sufferings in Childhood, 7, 8, 9- Leaves

Westminster and is stationed in the house of an Attorney, 11- Verses on his early Afflictions,

12, 13 Settles in the Inner Temple His Acquaintance with eminent Authors, 14-

His Epistle to Lloyd, 15— His Translations in Duncombe's Horace, 19- His own Account

of his early Life, 19- Stanzas on Reading Sir Charles Grandison, 20--Verses written at

Bath, 1748_ His Nomination to the Office of Reading Clerk in the House of Lords, 24

His extreme dread of appearing in Public, 25 . His Health deranged His Retirement to
the House of Dr. Cotton at St. Alban's, 26. His Recovery, 28-He settles at Huntingdon
to be near his Brother residing in Cambridge, 29— The Two Brothers employed on a Transla-
tion of Voltaire's Henriade, 29_ The Origin of Cowper's Acquaintance with the Family of
Unwin, 30- He becomes a Part of that Family, 32 H is early Friendship with Lord
Thurlow and Joseph Hill, Esqr. 33- Commencement of his Letters,

To

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The origin of Cowper's Acquaintance with the Revd. Mfr. Newton, 65 - His Removal with Mrs.

Unwin on the Death of her Husband to Olney in Buckinghamshire His Devotion and
Charity in his New Residence - Continuation of his Letters.

To Joseph Hill, Esqr.............
To the same...

........ June 16, 1768 .... 15
...........

1769 .... 16

To Mrs. Cowper............. ......................... without Date .... 17
To the same...............

........... August 1769 .... 18

Cow per is hurried to Cambridge by the dangerous Illness of his Brother, 76

To Mrs. Cowper.....

........ March 5, 1770 .... 19

and the Tribute paid to

A brief Account of the Revd. John Cowper, who died March 20, 1770—

his Memory by his Brother the Poet.

To Joseph Hill, Esqr....................................... May 8, 1770 .... 20

T. Mrs. Cowper.......................................... June 7, 17
To Joseph Hill, Esqr...........

........ Sept. 25, 1770 .... 22

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