William Cowper of the Inner Temple, Esq: A Study of His Life and Works to the Year 1768

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SHORT TITLES AND ABBREVIATIONS
Add. MSS.--Additional Manuscripts, the British Museum, London.
Alumni Dublin.-- G. D. Burtchaell and T. U. Sadleir, Alumni Dublinenses, new ed. ( Dublin, 1935).
B.M.-- The British Museum.
Bn--Baron.
Bodleian MSS.--MSS. in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Boswell, Johnson-- James Boswell, Life of Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill and L. F. Powell ( Oxford, 1934-50).
Clutterbuck-- Robert Clutterbuck, The History and Antiquities of the County of Hertford ( London, 1815-27).
Cowper Mus., Olney--The Cowper Museum, Olney, Buckinghamshire.
Cowper's Homer (Subscribers)--"'List of Subscribers'" in William Cowper, The Iliad and Odyssey . . . Translated into English Blank Verse ( London, 1791), vol. 1.
Cowper's Memoir--Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper, Esq. ( London: R. Edwards, 1816).
Cussans-- John Edwin Cussans, History of Hertfordshire ( London, 1870-81).
D.--Duke.
dau.--daughter.
D.N.B.--The Dictionary of National Biography.
E.--Earl.
Early Poem--Poem, The Early Productions of William Cowper, ed. James Croft ( London, 1825).
Eton Rog.-- Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh, The Eton College Register 1698-1752 ( Eton, 1927).
Fitzwilliam MSS.--MSS. in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
Forster MSS.--MSS. in the possession of E. M. Forster, Esq., C.H., King's College, Cambridge.
G. E.C.--[ G. E. Cokayne] and V. Gibbs, The Complete Peerage ( London, 1910-).
G.M.--Gentleman's Magazine.
Gray's Corr.-- Thomas Gray, Correspondence, ed. Paget Toynbee and Leonard Whibley ( Oxford, 1935).
Greatheed's Sermon on Cowper-- Samuel Greatheed, A Practical Improvement of the Divine Counsel . . . in a Sermon . . . at Olney, 18 May 1800 ( Newport Pagnel, [ 1800])
Grimshawe's Couper-- William Cowper, Works, ed. T. S. Grimshawe, 2nd ed. ( London, 1836).
Hayley ( 1803)-- William Hayley, The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper, Esq. ( Chichester, 1803-4).
Hayley's Memoirs-- William. Hayley, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of William Hayley, Esq., ed. John Johnson ( London, 1823).
Hayley's Memoirs (MS.)--MS. of William Hayley's 'Anecdotes of the Family, Life, and Writings of William Hayley', vols. I, III, IV, VI, with occasional

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Plates viii
  • Short Titles and Abbreviations ix
  • Preface xiii
  • I - Berkhamsted 1
  • II - Westminster 14
  • III - The Boys 36
  • IV - Reading 55
  • V - The Temple 64
  • VI - The Geniuses 78
  • VII - Writing 102
  • VIII - Theadora 119
  • IX - The Defect 135
  • X - Failure 145
  • XI - The Saints 158
  • A - Uncollected Letters And Essays: 1750-67 177
  • B - Uncollected Poems: Early And Late 226
  • C - Uncollected Contributions To Magazines: 1789-93 246
  • Notes on Cowper's Relatives And Friends 261
  • Index 267
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