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To the Rev. John Newton, March 7, 1783. Compar- To the Rev. John Newton, Nov. 17, 1783. Humor
ison of his and Mr. Newton's letters; march of ous description of the punishment of a thief at
150 of voyages and travels ; Cowper's reading.. 169
To the Rev. John Newton, June 17, 1783. Ministers To the Rev. William Unwin, Jan., 1784. Proposed
must not expect to scold men out of their sins.... 156 alteration in a Latin poem of Mr. Unwin's; re-
To the same, July 27, 1783. A country life barren of To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 25, 1784. Cowper's
incident; Cowper's attachment to his solitude ; sentiments on East India patronage and East India
To the Rey William Unwin, August 4, 1783. Pro- Lalin lines by Dr. Jortin, on the shortness of human
To the Rev. William Unwin, Sept. 29, 1783. Effect benefactor to the poor of Olney; political profes.
Unwin's acquaintance with Lord Petre; unknown
To the Rey, John Newton, Oct. 6, 1773. Religious benefuctor io the poor of Olney; dillidence of a
animosities deplored; more dangerous to the in- modest man on extraordinary occasions........ 187
ries; Cowper's fondness for narratives of voyages 182 ological Misorlleny; abandonnant of the intended
To Joseph Hill, Esq., Oct. 10, 1783. Cowper declines translation of Cariccioli......
the discussion of political subjects; epitaph on suil. To the same, March 1,123. Remarks on Mr. Yew.
ors of the Royal George..
163 top's “ Apology ;" East India patronage and dor
To the Rev. John Newton, Oct. 13, 1783. Neglect of minion
American lovalists; extraordinary donation sent to To the same, March 15, 174. Cowper's habitual
Lisbon at the time of the great earthquake; prus- despondence; Verso his favorite occupation, and
pects of the Americans
163 why; Johnson's * Lives of tbe Poets"
To the same, Oct. 20, 17-3. Remarks on Bacon's To the same, March 19, 1764. Works of the Mar
monument of Lord Chatham
164 quis Caraccioli; evening occupations.
To Joseph Hill Esq., Oct. 20, 1783. Anticipations To the Rev. William tinwin, Miuch 21, 1784. Cow-
of winter ...
164 per's sentiments on Johnson's " Lives of the Po
Cowper's winter evenings.
165 ots:" characten of the poete....
The subject of his poem, " The Sofa,” suggested... 165 To the Rev. John Newton, March 9, 1784. Visit
Circumstances illustrative of the origin and progress of a candidate and his train to Cowper; angry
of The Task
preaching of Mr. S...
Extracts from letters to Mr, Bull on that subject... 165 To the saine, April, 1784. Remarks oa divine wuth;
Particulars of the time in which * The Task" was
destruction in Calabria...
165 Effects of the earthquakes, and total loss of human
To the Rev. John Newton, Nov., 1783. Fire at Ol- lives....
166 To the Rev. William Unwin, April 5, 1784, Charac
To the Rev. William Unwin, Nov, 10, 1783. On the ter of Beattie and Biair; speculation on the origin
Deglect of old acquaintance; invitation to Olney; of speech...
exercise recommended ; tire at Olney..
166 To the saune, April 15, 1784. Further remarks on
Blair's * Lectures :" censure of a particular obser- To the Rev. John Newton, Nov. 27, 1784. Sketch
187 of the contents and purpose of his new volume... 206
sion of Dr. Johnson ; unsuccessful attempt with a To the Rev. John Newton, Christmas-eve, 1784.
Cowper declines giving a new title to his new vol-
Toh Rit, William Unwin, July 3, 1784. Severity To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 5, 1785. On the re-
193 nouncement of the Christian character; epitaph
counjared with Bedlam....
196 To the Rev. John Newton, Feb. 19, 1785. An inge-
bin literary adversaring ...,
197 To Joseph Hill, Esq., Feb. 27, 1785. Inquiry con-
1 of the present method....
198 To the Rev. William Unwin, March 20, 1785. Re-
77% * of Olney ; ascent of a bailoon ; excellence of volume; political relections; celebrity of “ John
201 To the samne, June 4. 1785. Character of the Rev.
and remarks on them....
202 To Joseph Hill, Esq., June 25, 1785. Cowper's sum-
picb islanders: Cowper informs Mr. Newton of To the same, July 9, 1785. Mention of letters in
204 praise of his Poems; conduct of the Lord Chancel-
lor and G. Colman : reference to the commemora-
ion with his intention of publishing again; he To the Rev. William Unwin, July 27, 1785. Violent
205 thunder-storm; courage of a dog; on the love of
ary ; illness of Mr. Perry.
225 To the same, Feb. 11, 1786. He announces that he
has sent off to her a portion of his translation of
Arguments for the necessity of convereion.
of Thurlow to Cowper....
To the Rev.John Newton, Sept. 24, 1785. Recollec-
lence on the death of his wife.
Remarks on Heron's " Letters on Literature" 235 casion; presumed motive of Maty's censures;
To the Rev. John Newton, Dec, 3, 1785. Causes
ports of his last volume of poems; censure of preparations for it; allusion to dis tits of dejec-
To the Rev. William Unwin, Dec. 24, 1785. On bis To the same, June 4 and 5, 1776. Cowper rallies
translation of Homer..
239 her on her fears of their expected meeting ; dinner
To Joseph Hill, Esq., Dec. 24, 1785. On his transla- at Mr. Throckmorton's
tion of Homer...
240 To Joseph Hill, Esq., June 9, 1786. Relapve of the
To the Rev. William Unwin, 1. ac. 31, 1735. On his Lord Charecilor; renewal of correspondence with
negotiation with Johnson respecting the Transla-
Colman : the Nonsenze Club; expectatiou of Lady
tion of Homer; want of bedding among the poor Ulesketh's arrival.....
240 Arrival of Lady llesketh at Omey....
To Lady Hesketh, Jan. 10, 1786. His consciousness Influence of that event on Cowper...
of defects in his poems; on his Translation of Extract from a letter from him to Mr. Ball..
941 Description of a thunderstorm, from a letter to the
To the Rev. William Unwin, Jan. 14, 1786. On Mr.
Unwin's introduction to Lady Hesketh ; specimen Cowper's House at Olney.
242 He removes from Olney to the Lodge at Weston.... 2013
To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 14, 1786. On his His acquaintance with Samuel Ruse, Esq. and the
translation of Homer....
Inte Rev. Dr. Johnson....
To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Jan. 15, 1784. Explana- To Joseph Hill, E-, June 19, 1706. His intended
tion of the delay in the publication of his propo- removal from Olney....
242 To the Rev. Job Newton, June 1786. His em.
To the same, Jan. 23, 1786. Dr. Maty's intended re- ployments; interruption given to them by Lady
view of “The Task;" Dr. Cyril Jackson's opinion llesketh's arrival: Newton's Sermong..
of Pope's Homer....
243 To the Rev. Wm. I'nwin, July 3, 1746. Lady Het
To Lady Hesketh, Jan. 31, 1786. Acknowledgment keth's arrival and character; state of his old abode
23 To the Rev. Walter Bagot, July 4, 1736. Particulars
To the same, Feb. 9, 1786. Anticipations of & visit relative to the translation or Homer
Ta thr Per. John Newton, Aug. 5, 1786. His intend-
able state during his recent indisposition; petition
to Lord Dartmouth in behalf of the Rev. Mr. Pos-
To the Rev. William I'nwin, Aug. 24, 1786. Pro- To Joseph Hill, Esq., Nov. 16, 1787. On his own
about Westun; application from a parish clerk for
& copy of verses ; papers in " The Lounger;" anec-
To the liv. Wm. L'owin, no date. Cowper's opin-
To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Dec. 6, 1787. Visit to
Mr. B.'s sister at Chichely; Bishop Bagot; a case
To the same, no date. Cowper's discovery in the cidence between a piece of his own and one of Mr.
k ziur of poems long composed and forgotten Merry's; "The Poei's New Year's Gift;" compul-
Luwury remarks on the preceding letter...
To Lady Hesketh, Jan. 19, 1788. His engagement
with Homer prevents the production of vecasional
Cos'y removal to Weston.
for not writing to him; expected arrival of the
Rev. Mr. Bean; changes of neighboring ministers;
To the same. Dec. 9, 1776. On a singular circum- To Suinuel Rose, Esq., Feb. 14, 1788. A sense of the
fure relating to an intended pupil of Mr. Chwin's 275 value of time the best security for its improve-
ment; Mr.(-; brevity of human life illustrated
Tu Lady Hesketh, Dec. 21, 1786. Cowper's opinion To Lady Hesketh, Feb. 16, 17PR On negro slavery;
277 Hannah More's poem on the Slave Trade; extract
pri* of his work; denth of Mr. I'mwin....... 077 To the suune, Feb. 2, 172. Remarks on Burke's
in Ius pericu labore
279 To Mrs. King, March 3, 17. Brief history of his
translation by fever: bis sentiments respecting To Lady Hesketh, March 3, 1788. Catastrophe of a
090 More's works, and on Wilberforce's book; the
bu alth; strength of local attachments.
284 Final abolition of slavery by Great Britain, and efforts
To the Rev.John Newton, Oct. 20, 1787. His miser- muking for the religious instruction of the negroes 302
304 Remarks on physiognomy and on the merits of La-
305 To Samuel Rose, Esq., Sept. 11, 1788. Remarkable
He makes men- oak; lines suggested by it; exhortation aguinst
To Mrs. King, Sept. 25, 1788. Thanks for presents;
perior talents no security for propriety of conduct;
Slavery Abolition question..
To the Rev. Jolin Newton, Nov. 29, 1788. Declin-
ing state of Jenny Raban; Mr. Greatheed.
pression, “ As great as two inkle-weavers". 307 punctunl in writing; succession of generations :
the Blue-Stocking Club; his late feats in walking 308 mortons; popularity of Mr. C. as a preacher
310 To the same, March 12, 1789. Excuse for long si-
ise, all the small pieces he had written; his poem
To the Rev. John Newton, June 5, 1788. His writ- To the same, April 22, 1789. He informs Mrs. K. that
ing engagements; effect of the sudden change of he has a packet of poems ready for her; his versus
311 Twining's translation of Aristotle....
To Lady Hesketh, June 10, 1788. On the death of To Samuel Rose, Esq., May 20, 1729. Reference to
312 his lines on the Queen's visit; character of Haw-
ise to provide for him; anecdote of his dog Beau; To Mrs. King. August 1, 1789. Grumbling of his
correspondents on his silence; his time engrossed
To Joseph Hill, Esq., July 6, 1788. He gives Mr. H. pictures, but no connoisseur
notice that he has drawn on him; allusion to an To Samuel Rose, Esq., August 1789. Mrs. Piozzi's
engagement of Mr. H.'s...
317 Travels; remark on the author of the - Dunciud" 331
To Lady Hesketh, July 28, 1788. Her talent at de- To Joseph Hill, Esq., August 19, 1729. Unfavorable