|I ANN DONNE COWPERfacing page6|
|II JOHN COWPER (1737-70)7|
|III JOHN DUNCOMBE (1729-86)12|
|IV BONNELL THORNTON86|
|V ROBERT LLOYD AND CHARLES CHURCHILLpage91|
The illustration on the title-page is a pen drawing of a wax impression (here enlarged) taken from the carnelian intaglio ring presented by Theadora Cowper to William Cowper. The ring is in the possession of the Rev. Wilfrid Cowper Johnson, Norwich. The drawing originally appeared in J. C. Bailey's edition of The Poems of William Cowper ( London: Methuen, 1905).