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Cowper, William (1731-1800), poet and letter-writer

John D. Baird

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780192806871
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
Cowper, William (1731-1800), poet and letter-writer

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Early life and education, 1731-1748 | Law, literature, and love, 1749-1763 | Collapse, conversion, and recovery, 1763-1764 | The Unwins and the Newtons, 1765-1773 | Second collapse, 1773-1774 | Partial recovery and first volume of poems, 1774-1781 | Lady Austen and The Task, 1781-1784 | From Homer to Milton, 1784-1792 | William Hayley and the visit to Eartham, 1792 | Weston Underwood and Norfolk, 1792-1800 | Reputation

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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