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 Cowley, AbrahamCox, Rev. Sir George William 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cowper, William
(b. Great Berkhampstead, Hertford, November 26th, 1731; d. Dereham, Norfolk, April 25th, 1800). “Anti-Thelypthora” (1781); “Table Talk,” “Truth,” “Expostulation,” and “The Progress of Error” (1782); “John Gilpin,” a ballad (1782); “The Task” (1784); “Tirocinium” (1784); a translation of Homer (1791); Gay’s “Fables” in Latin and “The Castaway” (1799). An edition of his Works was edited by Southey, and includes his “Life,” Poems, Correspondence, and Translations complete. See also Poems, edited by Dr. John Johnson (1808); “The Works and Correspondence, with Life,” by Grimshaw (1836); “Poems and Translations,” with “Life,” by the Rev. H. F. Cary (1839); “Poems,” with “Life,” by Sir Harris Nicholas; and the editions of the Poems by Bell, Willmott, Benham (the “Globe” edition), and C. C. Clarke (1872). For additional Biography, see “Life and Posthumous Writings,” by William Hayley (1803); “Memoirs of the Early Life of William Cowper, written by Himself” (1816); the “Life,” by Thomas Taylor (1835), and that by Wright (1892); also Cheever’s “Lectures on Cowper” (1856).   1

 Cowley, AbrahamCox, Rev. Sir George William 


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