Complete Poetical Works

by William Cowper


The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper, with a compendium of his life and critical notice of his writing, is filled with Cowper's poetry depicting 18th-centuryth century English life. Not only did Cowper draw on the world around him for inspiration, but many of his poems and hymns resulted from his tortured soul. Plagued with depression, Cowper could find relief in expressing his Christian faith through meter and melody. This work contains the poems Hope, Charity, Retirement, Table, Talk, and Truth, to name just a few. The works also includes some illustrations.

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Picture of William Cowper
Picture of William Cowper
Born: November 26, 1731
Died: April 25, 1800
Related topics: Cowper, William,--1731-1800, Criticism, interpretation, etc., Bibliography, Biography, English poetry, …
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