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

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NOTES ON COWPER'S RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
THE following list of relatives and friends gives supplementary facts, dates, and major sources of biographical information. In many cases there is no work which contains a survey of their lives. Most of Cowper's associates at Westminster School (chapter in) are not given below; information concerning them may be found in The Record of Old Westminsters. This record, Alumni Cantabrigienses, and Alumni Oxonienses are not mentioned among the sources. Persons cited in the Dictionary of National Biography have an asterisk (*) after their names.
BAGOT, Walter ( 1731-1806), Rector of Blithfield and Leigh, Staffs, from 1759: [ William 2nd Bn Bagot], Memorials of the Bagot Family ( Blithfield, 1824), p. 89; Joseph Welch [and C. B. Phillimore], The List of the Queen's Scholars of St. Peter's College, Westminster ( London, 1852), pp. 34, 351-2; Sophy Louisa Bagot, Link with the Past ( London, 1901).
BENSLEY, James ( 1733?-65), Trinity Coll., Camb. (B.A. 1755, M.A. 1758, Fellow 1756), I.T. ( 1752), Lincoln's Inn ( 1756): G.M. xxxv ( 1765), 199. Robert Lloyd's three epistles 'to J. B. Esq.' (two of them in 1757) were probably written to Bensley: Lloyd, Works, ed. William Kenrick ( London, 1774), I, 96-100, 101-3; II, 37-50.
BOURNE, Vincent* ( 1695-1747): John Mitford, "'Memoir'", in Bourne, Poematia ( London, 1840).
CHURCHILL, Charles* ( 1732-64): Wallace C. Brown, Charles Churchill ( Lawrence, Kansas, 1953); Joseph Lee Walsh, The Literary Career of Charles Churchill to 1763, unpubl. Ph.D. diss. ( Yale Univ., 1935).
COTTON Nathaniel* ( 1705-88), author of Visions in Verse ( London, 1751), 9th ed. ( 1776); Various Pieces in Verse and Prose ( London, 1791), ed. by his son, Nathaniel: G.M. LVIII, Pt ii ( 1788), 756, 834; LXXVII,", Pt i ( 1807), 398, 500-1; Pt ii ( 1807), 631-2; Alexander Chalmers, The General Biographical Dictionary, ( London, 1813), x, 317-20; Clutterbuck, 1, 85; William Urwick, Nonconformity in Herts ( London, 1884), 204; F. H. Fulford, William Cowper as St. Albans ( St Albans, 1902); Charles E. Jones, "'A St. Albans Worthy: Dr. Nathaniel Cotton, 1705 to 1788'", St Albans and Herts Archit. and Archeol. Soc.: Transactions ( 1936), pp. 57-63 (portrait of Cotton reproduced, p. 57; photograph of his "'Collegium'" in 1910, p. 58).

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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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