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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
Highlanders belonging to a mutinous regiment... 149 Olney; dream of an air-balloon....

167
To the game, April 5, 1783. Diness of Mrs. C.; new To Joseph Hill, Esq., Nov. 23, 1783. On his opinion
method of treating consumptive cases.....

150 of voyages and travels ; Cowper's reading.. 169

To the same, April 21, 1783. His occupations and To the Rev. William Unwin, Nov. 24, 1783, Com.

studies ; writings of Mr. —; probability of his plaint of the neglect of Lord Thurlow; character

conversion in his last moments..

150 of Josephus's History....

169

To the Rev. John Newton, May 5, 1783. Vulgarity To the Rev. John Newton, Nov. 30, 1783. Specula-

in a minister particularly offensive.

151

tions on the employment of the antediluvians;

To the Rev. William Unwin, May 12, 1783. Re-

the Theological Review....

160

marks on & sermon preached by Paley at the con- To the same, Dec. 15, 1783. Specuntions on the in-

secration of Bishop L.......

151 vention of balloons; the East India Bill....

Severity of Cow per's strictures on Paley..

152 To the same, Dec. 27, 1783. Ambition of public men;

Important question of a church establishment...... 152 dismissal of ininisters; Cowper's sentiments con-

Increase of irue piety in the Church of England.... 152 cerning Mr. Bacon; anecdote of Mr. Scott........ 172

Language of Beza respecting the establielred church 152 To the Rev. William Unwin, bo date. Account of

To Joseph Hill, Esq., May 26, 1783. On the death Mr. Throckmorton's invitation to see a balloon

of his uncle's wife....

153 filled; attentions of the Throckmorton family to

To the Rev. John Newton, May 31, 1783. On Mrs. Cowper and Mrs. Unwin....

173

C.'s death

153 Circumstances which obliged Cowper to relinquish

To the Rev. William Bull, June 1783, With stan-

his friendship with Lady Austen.

174

zas on peace..

153 Hayley's account of this event....

To the Rev. Willian Unwin, June 8, 1783. Beau- To the Rev. William Unwin, Jan. 3, 1784. Dearth of

ties of the greenhouse ; character of the Rev. Mr. subjects for writing upon at Olney; reflections on

Bull ....

153 the monopoly of the East India Company........ 175

To the Rev. John Newton, June 13, 1783. On his To Mrs. Hill, Jan. 5, 1784. Requesting her to send

Review of Ecclesiastical History; the day of judg-

some books..

176

ment; observations of natural phenomena..... 154 To Joseph Hill, Esq.. Jan. 8, 1781. On his political

Extraordinary natural phenomena in the summer of letters; low state of the public funds...

176

1783..

155 To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 18, 1784, Cowper's

De la Lande's explanation of them.

155 religious despondency; remark on Mr. Newion's

Earthquukes in Calabria and Sicily.

155 predecessor

176

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-

Tenderness an important qualitication in a minister 156 marks on the bequest of a cousin; commenda-

To the Rev. John Newton, June 19, 1783. On the tions on Mr. Unwin's conduct; on newspaper

Dutch translation of his " Cardiphonia”.

156 praise

177

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
praise of Mr. Newton's style as an historian...... 156 doininion

178

Remuks on the influence of local associations..... 157 State of our Indian possessions at that time... 178

Dr. Johnson's allusion to that subject..

157 Moral revolution effected there...

179

To the Rey William Unwin, August 4, 1783. Pro- Lalin lines by Dr. Jortin, on the shortness of human
posed inquiry concerning the sale of his Poeins;

179
remarks on English ballads; anecdote of Cowper's Cowper's translation of them...

179

goldfinches.

158

To the Rev. John Newton, Feb., 1784. On Mr. Now.

To the same, Sept. 7, 1783. Fault of Madame Guion's ton's " Review of Ecclesiastical History;" proposed

writings, too great familiarity in addressing the title and motto; Cowper declines contributing to a

Deity

159 Review...

179

To the Rev. John Newton, Sept. 8. 1783. On Mr. To the same, Feb. 10, 1784. Cowper's nervous state;

Newton's and his own recovery from illness; anec-

comparison of himself with the ancient poets; his

dove of a clerk in a public office; ill health of Mr. hypothesis of a gradual declension in vigor from

Scott; message to Mr. Bacon......

159 Adam downwards.

179

To the same, Sept. 15, 1783. Cowper's mental suf- To the same, Feb., 1784. The thaw; kindness of a

ferings

160 benefactor to the poor of Olney; Cowper'- polities,

To the same, Sept. 23, 1783. On Mr. Newton's re- and those of a reverend neighbor; projected trans-

covery from a lever; dining with an absent man; lation of Caraccioli on sell-acquaintance... Jo

his niche for meditation..

160 To the Rev. William Buu, Feb. 2, 1784. Unknown

To the Rev. William Unwin, Sept. 29, 1783. Effect benefactor to the poor of Olney; political profes.
of the weather on health ; comparative happiness

sion

of the natural philosopher; retlections on air-bal- To the Rev, William Unwin, Feb, 2, 1784. On Mr.

loons

161

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
terests of religion than the attacks of its adversa. To the Rev. John Newton. March & 1784. The The

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.

184

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

165

preaching of Mr. S...

183

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...

108

composed....

165 Effects of the earthquakes, and total loss of human

To the Rev. John Newton, Nov., 1783. Fire at Ol- lives....

188

ney described......

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...

188

exercise recommended ; tire at Olney..

166 To the saune, April 15, 1784. Further remarks on

., 191

212

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Blair's * Lectures :" censure of a particular obser- To the Rev. John Newton, Nov. 27, 1784. Sketch
Vtion in that book...

187 of the contents and purpose of his new volume... 206

To the same, April 25, 1784. Lincs to the memory To the Rev. William Unwin, Olney, 1781. On the

of a haly butt

188 transmission of his Poems; effect of medicines on

To the Rer. John Newton, April 26, 1784. Re-

the cornposition of poetry...

207

muks on Beattie and on Blair's “Lectures ;"> To the same, Nov. 29, 1784. Substance of his last

enduroy of the county candidates, and its conse

letter to Mr. Newton..

207

188 To Joseph Hill, Esq., Dec. 4, 1784. Aërial voyages. 208

To the Rev. William Unwin, May 3, 1784. Reflec- To the Rev. John Newton, Dec. 13, 1784. On the

tions no face-painting; innocent in French women,

versification and titles of his new Poems; propri-

bot immural in English....

189 ety of using the word worm for serpent.... 208

To the same, May, 1781. Cowper's reasons for not Passages in Milton and Shakespeare in which worm

writing a sequel to John Gilpin, and not wishing is so used...

209

that trallend w appear with his Poems; progress

To the Rev. William Unwin, Dec. 18, 1784. Balloon

made in printing them......

190 travellers; inscription to his new poem; reasons

To the Rev. John Newtop, May 10, 1784. Conver- for complimenting Bishop Bagot..

209

sion of Dr. Johnson ; unsuccessful attempt with a To the Rev. John Newton, Christmas-eve, 1784.
ball at Throckmorton's...

Cowper declines giving a new title to his new vol-

Circnd-lances attending Dr. Johnson's conversion.. 191 ure of Poems; remarks on a person lately de-

To the Kes. John Newton, May 22, 1984. On Dr.

ceased...

210

Johason's opinion of Cowper's " Poems;" Mr. Bull Gerreral remarks on the particulars of Cowper's per-

and he refractory pnpils...

192

sonal history

210

To the same, June 5, 1781. On the opinion of Cow- Remarks on the completion of the second volume of

Der's Prems" rattributed to Dr. Johneon......... 192 Cowper's Poems...

211

To the Rey. John Newton, June 21, 1784. Commem- Gibbon's record of his feelings on the conclusion of

una of landel: unpleasant summer; character his History.....

211

of Mr. and Mrs. Unwin

192 Moral drawn from the evanescence of life.

211

Toh Rit, William Unwin, July 3, 1784. Severity To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 5, 1785. On the re-
of the weather; its effects on veretution.

193 nouncement of the Christian character; epitaph

To the ther. John Newton, July 5, 1784. Reference

on Dr. Johnson..

to a passage in Horner; could the wise men of air To the Rev. Win. Unwin, Jan. 15, 1785. On delay

tiquits have believed in the fables of the heathen

in letter-writing; sentiments of Rev. Mr. Newton;

mithology! Cowper's neglect of politics; bis hos- Cowper's contributions to the Gentleman's Maga-

tility to the tax on candles....

193 zine ; Lunardi's narrative...

212

Toti Rev. William Unwin, July 14, 1784. Remarks Explanations respecting Cowper's poem, entitled

on a line in l'incent Bonrue's Latin poems; draw. "The Poplar Field":

213

19 of Mr. l'nwin's house; Hume's “Essay on Sui- To Joseph Hill, Esq., Jan. 22, 1785. Breaking up of

194 the frost; anticipations of proceedings in Parlia-

To the same, July 13, 1781. Latin Dictionary; an-

ment

213

iunion on the tax on candles; musical ass.. 195 To the Rev. William Unwin, Feb. 7, 1785. Pro-

To the Res.John Newton, July 14, 1784. Commem-

gress of Cowper's second volume of Poems; his

notion of Handel....

196 pieces in the Gentleman's Magazine; sentiments

W: wwn's mormon on that snbject..

196 of a neighboring nobleman and gentleman re-

To the Rrv. Juhn Newton, July 19, 1784. The world specting Cowper.

213

counjared with Bedlam....

196 To the Rev. John Newton, Feb. 19, 1785. An inge-

To the same, July , 1784. On Mr. Newton's in- nious bookbinder; poverty at Olney; severity of

todo sisit to the Rev. Mr. Gilpin at Lymington;

the late winter...

214

bin literary adversaring ...,

197 To Joseph Hill, Esq., Feb. 27, 1785. Inquiry con-

Tithe Rev. Wm. Unwin, Aug. 14, 1784. Reflections cerning his health, and account of his own. 215

on travelling; Cowper's visits to Weston; differ- To the Rev. John Newton, March 19, 1785. Uses

macr af character in the inhabitants of the South and description of an old card table; want of ex-

Saivamix; curk supplements; frunks.... 197 ercise dering the winter; petition against conces-

Original modr of franking, and reasons for the adop-

sions to Ireland....

215

1 of the present method....

198 To the Rev. William Unwin, March 20, 1785. Re-
To the Roy, John Newton, August 16, 1784. Pleas- marks on a nobleman's eye; progress of his new

77% * of Olney ; ascent of a bailoon ; excellence of volume; political relections; celebrity of “ John

to Friendly islanders in dancing..

198 Gilpin"

216

To the Res. Willian Unwin, Sepč. 11, 1781. Cow- To the Rev. John Newton, April 9, 1785. On the

gratis progno- in his new volume of poems; opin- prediction of a destructive earthquake, a Ger-

Hope of a visitor on his first volume..

199 man ecclesiastic....

216

Tu Junoph Hill, Esq., Sept. 11, 1781. Character of To the sune, April 22, 1785. On the popularity of

Dr. Berton.....

199

" John Gilpin":

217

To tbe Rev.John Newton, Sept. 18, 1784. Alteration To the Rev. William Unwin, April 30, 1785. On ihe

of franks; Cowper's greenhouse; his enjoyinent celebrity of " John Gilpin;" progress of Cowper's

of natural sunda...

200 new rolume ; Mr. Newton's sentiments in regard

To ihe Erv. Williain Cnwin, Oct. 2, 1784. Punctua- to him; mention of some old acquaintances; dis-

lieu of poetry: visit to Mr. Throckinorton...

covery of a bird's nest in a gate-post..

217

To the Rev. John Newton, Oct. 9, 1784. Cowper To the Rev.Jono Newton, May, 1745. Sudden death

muntains not only that his thoughts are uncon- of Mr. Ashburner; remarks on the state of Cow-

Deird, but that frequently be does not think at all; per's mind; reference to his first acquaintance

remarks on the character and deatlı of Captain

with Newton...

218

Cock

201 To the samne, June 4. 1785. Character of the Rev.

7t ibe Rer. William inwin, Oct 10, 1784. Wim Mr. Greatheed; completion of Cowper's new vol-

the in uuscript of the new volane of his Poems,

ure; Bacon's monument to Lord Chatham 220

and remarks on them....

202 To Joseph Hill, Esq., June 25, 1785. Cowper's sum-

To the me, Oct. 9, 17H4. Instructions respecting

mer-house; dilatorinese of his bookseller... 221

a puble-her, and corrections in his Poems. 203 To the Rev. John Newton, June 25, 1785. Allusion

To the Rex, John Newton, Oct. 9, 1784. Remarks to the mental depression under which Cowper la-

uknis Essays....

204 bored ; Nathan's last moments; complaint of

7) the winne, Oct. 30, 1781. Hcroism of the Sand-

Johnson's delay; effects of drought; tax on gloves 221

picb islanders: Cowper informs Mr. Newton of To the same, July 9, 1785. Mention of letters in
toe intention to publish a new volume...

204 praise of his Poems; conduct of the Lord Chancel-
"To the Rev. Wilham Unwin, Nov. I, 1784. Cov.

lor and G. Colman : reference to the commemora-

pre reuns for not surlicr acquninting Mr. New- tion of Handel: cutting down of the spinney..

222

ion with his intention of publishing again; he To the Rev. William Unwin, July 27, 1785. Violent
tolvry to include " John Gilpin"...

205 thunder-storm; courage of a dog; on the love of

To Joseph Hill, E-q., Nov., 174. On the death of Christ...

223

Mr. Hill's mother; Cowper's recollections of his To the Rev. John Newton, Aug. 6. 1785. Feelings on

own mother: departure of Lady Austen; his new the subject of authorship ; reasons for introducing

Folume of Puem...

206 John Gilpin in his new volume....

2

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Page

To the Rev. John Newton, Aug. 17, 1785. Reasons from her; description of the vestibule of his resi-

for not writing to Mr. Bacon; Dr. Johnson's Di.

dence....

ary ; illness of Mr. Perry.

225 To the same, Feb. 11, 1786. He announces that he
Character of Dr. Johnson's Diary

has sent off to her a portion of his translation of

Extracts from it.....

Homer; effect of criticisms on his health; promise

Arguments for the necessity of convereion.

of Thurlow to Cowper....

Johnson's neglect of the Sabbath.

227 To the Rev. John Newton, Feb. 18, 1781. On their

Testimony of Sir William Jones respecting the Holy correspondence; bis translation of Homer; prom

Scriptures

posed mottoes

916

To the Rev. William Unwin, Aug. 27, 1785. Thanks To Lady Hesketh, Feb. 19, 1786. Preparations for

for presents; his second volume of Poems ; re- her expected visit; character of Homer; criticism

marks on Dr. Johnson's Journal; claims of who

on Cowper's specimen

247

and that

298 To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Feb. 1, 1788. Condo-

To the Rev.John Newton, Sept. 24, 1785. Recollec-

lence on the death of his wife.

43

tions of Southampton; recovery of Mr. Perry; pro- To Lady Hesketh, March 6, 1786. On elixions in his

posed Sunday School..

229

Homer: progree of the work...

248

Origin of Sunday Schools...

230 To the Rev. W. Unwin, March 13, 1726. Charncter

Their utility

of the critic to whom he bad submitted his Hlorer 29

Sentiments of the late Rev. Andrew Fuller on the To the Rev. John Newton, April 1, 1786. Expected

Bible Society and on Sunday Schools.....

230 visitors

249

To Joseph Hill, Esq., Oct. 11, 1785. Cowper excuses To Joseph Hill, Em April 5, 1786. Reasons for de.

himself for not visiting Wargrave; on his printed clining to make any apology for his translation of

opistle to Mr. Hill

231 Homer

250

Renewal of Cowper's intimacy with his cousin, Lady Motives which induced Cowper to undertake a new

Hesketh

231 version

250

To Lady Hesketh, Oct. 12, 1785. Recollections re- To Lady Hesketh, April 17, 1786. Description of

vived by her letter; account of his own situation ; the vicarage at Olpey, where lodgings bad been

allusion to his uncle's health ; necessity of mental

taken for her; Mrs. Unwin's sentiments towards

employment for himself....

231 her; letter from Anonymous; his early acquaint-

To the Rev. John Newton, Oct. 16, 1785. On the

ance with Lord Thurlow.

950

death of Miss Cunningham; expected removal of To Lady llesketh, April 24, 1726. On her letters;

the Rev. Mr. Scott from Olney ; Mr. Jones, stew- anticipations of her coming ; General Cowper.... 251

ard of Lord Peterborough burned in effigy.. 232 To the same, May 8, 1786. On Dr. Maty's censure

To the Rev. William Unwin, Oct. 22, 1725. Pro- of Cowpers translation of Homer; Colman's opin-

gress of his translation of Homer; course of read-

ion of it; Cowper's stanzas on Lord Thurlow; in-

ing recommended for Mr. Unwin's son....

233 vitation to Olney ; specimen of Maty's animadver-

To the Rev. John Newton, Nov. 5, 1785. On his tar-

sions ; recommendation of a house at Weston;

dinese in writing; remarks on Mr. N.'s narrative blunder of Mr, Throckmorton's bailiff; recovery

of his life ; strictures on Mr. Heron's critical opin-

of General Cowper

ions of Virgil and the Bible; lines addressed by To the saine, May 15, 1786. Anticipations of her ar-

Cowper to Heron....

231 rival at Olney ; proposed arrangements for the oc-

Remarks on Heron's " Letters on Literature" 235 casion; presumed motive of Maty's censures;
To Joseph Hill, Esq., Nov.7, 1785. On the interrup- confession of ambition..

254

tions experienced by men of business from the To the Rev. Walter Bagot, May 20, 1786. His trans-

235 lation of Homer; reasons for not adopting Horace's

To Lady Hesketh, Nov. 9, 1785. Reference to his maxim about publishing, to the letter........

poems; he signifies his acceptance of her offer of Secret sorrows of Cowper...

pecuniary aid ; his translation of Homer; descrip- To the Rev. John Newton, May 20, 1786. Cowper's

tion of his person...

236 unhappy state of mind; his connexions..

To the same, without date. His feelings towards Remarks on Cowper's depression of spirit.....

her; allusion to his translation of Homer..

237

Delusion of supposing himself excluded from the

To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Nov. 9, 1785. On Bishop mercy of God...

Bugot's charge

237 Religious consolation recommended in cases of dis-

To the Rev. John Newton, Dec, 3, 1785. Causes

ordered intellect...

250

which led him to undertake the translation of Ho- To Lady Hesketh, May 25, 1726. Delay of her com-

mer; visit from Mr. Bagot; renewal of his corre- ing; visit to a house at Weston; the Throckmor

spondence with Lady Hesketh; complains of indi- tons; anecdote of a quotation from “The Tast:

gestion

238

nervous affections

To the same, Dec. 10, 1785. On the favorable re- To the same, May 29, 1726, Delay of her coming:

ports of his last volume of poems; censure of preparations for it; allusion to dis tits of dejec-

Pope's Homer.

239 tion

259

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.....

of Olney.

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..

Homer

941 Description of a thunderstorm, from a letter to the

To the Rev. William Unwin, Jan. 14, 1786. On Mr.

same

Unwin's introduction to Lady Hesketh ; specimen Cowper's House at Olney.
of Cowper's translation of fiomer, sent to General His intimacy with Mr. Newton.....
Cowper; James's powder; what is a friend good Mis pious and benevolent habits ..
for? unreasonable censure...

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....
sals; allusion to Bishop Bagot...

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
of presents from Anonymous ; state of his health; and description of the new one at Weston ; books
progress of his translation of Homer; correspond- recommended for Mr. Unwin's son....
ence with General Cowper.

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

...... 290

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Page

Ta thr Per. John Newton, Aug. 5, 1786. His intend-

able state during his recent indisposition; petition
*d removal from Olney ; its unhealthy situation;

to Lord Dartmouth in behalf of the Rev. Mr. Pos-
Hae unhappy state of mind; comfort of Lady Hes-

tlethwaite..

285

Weib' presence

265 To Lady Hesketh, Nov. 10, 17-7. On the delay of

Cr's spirits not atfected apparently by his men- her coming ; Cowper's kitten; chunges of weather

lal balady

266 forewld by a leech

285

To the Rev. William I'nwin, Aug. 24, 1786. Pro- To Joseph Hill, Esq., Nov. 16, 1787. On his own
71** of bis Translation; the Throckmortons. 266 present occupation....

286
Tuthiwne, without date. His lyric productions ; To Lady Hesketh, Nov. 27, 1787. Walks and scenes
sollections of borhood

about Westun; application from a parish clerk for
Euricio a letter to the Rev. Mr. Unwin..

& copy of verses ; papers in " The Lounger;" anec-
Los up to a young lady on her birthday... 207 dote of a bezgar and verinicelli soup.

286

Prunu plau of Mr. Unwin for checking sabbath- To the same, Dec. 4, 1787. Character of the Throck-

braking and drunkenness..

267 mortons

To the liv. Wm. L'owin, no date. Cowper's opin-

To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Dec. 6, 1787. Visit to
bon of the inutility of Mr. Unwin's efforis.

Mr. B.'s sister at Chichely; Bishop Bagot; a case

Esturtativu lo penererauce in a good cause....... 269 of ridiculous distress

llop of present inprovement.

268 To Lady Hesketh, Dec. 10, 1787. Progress of his

To the Rev. William Unwin, no date. State of the Homer; changes in life...

Datum affairs

269 To Samuel Rose, Esq., Dec. 13, 1787. Requisites in

To the same, no date. Character of Churchill's po-

a tranlattor of Homer.

288

269 To Lady Tlesketh, Jan. 1, 1788. Extraordinary coin.

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-

by bin..

270 sory inoculation for small-pox

289

To v Rev. Walter Bagot, Aug 31, 17-6. Defence To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Jan.5, 1788. Translation

01 Eins : intended removal to Weston...

270 of the cominencing lines of the Iliad by Lord Ba-

T) Rev. John Newton, Sept. 30, 17:6. Defence got; revisal of Cowper's translation; the cierk's

bie and Mrs. ('nwin's conduct

verses

Luwury remarks on the preceding letter...

To Lady Hesketh, Jan. 19, 1788. His engagement
Laidie spirit and temper of Newton

with Homer prevents the production of vecasional

Tu Jurph Hill, Es.. Oct. 6, 1726. Loss of the MS. poems; remarks on a new print of Bunbury's.... 290

part of his translation....

273 To the Rev. John Newton, Jan. 21, 1784 Reasons

Cos'y removal to Weston.

for not writing to him; expected arrival of the
Toth Rev. Walter Bagot, Nov. 17, 1786. On his re-

Rev. Mr. Bean; changes of neighboring ministers;

a) from Olney; invitation to Weston

273 parruw escape of Mrs. I'nwin from being burned.: 291

T!" Rev. John Newton, Nov. 17, 1786. Excuse To Lady lesketh, Jan. 30, 1788. His anxiety on ac-

&cd lay in writing ; his new residence; affection

count of her silence.

292

*** old abode ...

273 To the same, Feb. 1, 1788. Excuse for his melan-

To 16% Hekih, Vov. 26. 1726. Comforts of his new choly ; bis Homer; visit from Mr. Greatheed .... 292

Dance; the cliffs; his rambles.

Causes of Cowper's correspondence with Mrs. King 293

( cud death of the Rev. Mr. Unwin..

275 To Mrs. Kinu. Feb. 12, 1788. Reference to his de-

To Ly Hesketh, Dec. 4, 1776. On the death of Mr. ceased brother; be ascribes the effect produced by

275 his poems to God

293

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-
Toph Hill, Esq., Dec. 9, 1770. Death of Mr.

ment; Mr.(-; brevity of human life illustrated

1*nwin; Cowper's new situation at Wesiun...... 276 by Homer....

294

To the Rev.John Newton, Dec. 16, 1776. Death of Commencement of the efforts for the abolition of the

Mr. Cnwin; forlorn state of his old dwelling..... 276 slave trade....

294

Tu Lady Hesketh, Dec. 21, 1786. Cowper's opinion To Lady Hesketh, Feb. 16, 17PR On negro slavery;
u pruse ; Mr. Throckmorton's chaplain

277 Hannah More's poem on the Slave Trade; extract

70 the Rev. Walter Baixot, Jan, 3, 117. Reasons from ii; advocates of the abolition of slavery ; trial

whs a translator or llorner should not be calın;

of Warren Hastings..

294

pri* of his work; denth of Mr. I'mwin....... 077 To the suune, Feb. 2, 172. Remarks on Burke's

Corr has a severe attack of nervous fever...... 278 speech impeaching Warren Hastings, and on the

To Link liesketh, Jan. 1767. State of his health ; duty of public accusers....

296

proposal of General Cowper respecting his llo- To the Rev. John Newton, March 1, 17-8. Excuse

ILrTlrter from Mr. Smith M. P. for Nottingham; for a lapse of memory in regard to a letter of Mr.

Campers and of " The Rose" reclaimed by him 278 Bean's.

296

Tu te kry, John Newton, Jan. 13, 1727.

inscription

To the same, March 3, 1788. Arrival of Mr. Bean at

for sl. I'mwin's toib; government of Providence Olney; Cowper's correspondence with Mrs. King 296

in Ius pericu labore

279 To Mrs. King, March 3, 17. Brief history of his

To Levyllenheth. Jan. 18, 1787. Suspension of his own life

297

translation by fever: bis sentiments respecting To Lady Hesketh, March 3, 1788. Catastrophe of a
dr20", Vinit of Mr. Rose
279 fox-chase; Cowper in at the death.

299
To Samuel Rose, Esq... July A, 1787. On Burns' To the same, March 12, 1783 Reinarks on Hannah
PPD ......

090 More's works, and on Wilberforce's book; the

Remarks or Burns and his poetry

Throckmortons....

298

Pizsan from his poems.

2 Cowper is solicited to write in behalf of the negroes 299

To vmuel Rox, Ext., Aug. 17, 1787. Invitation to To General Cowper, 1787. Songs written by bim on

We on; state of Cowpers health; remarks on the condition of negro slaves...

299

Burclay's Arsenis," and on Burne...

“ The Morning Dream," a ballad..

299

To Lady Hesketh, Agu 30), 1777. Improvement Efforts for the abolition of the slave trade...

300

in his bealth; kindness of the Throckmortons.... 92 Wilberforce', the liberator of Africa....

300

To the side, sept. 4. 1787. Delay of her coming; Cowper's ballads on negro slavery.

300

Mrs. Throckmurton's uncle; books read by Cow- The nevro's Complaint....

300

282 The question why Great Britain should be the first

To ibe same, Sept. 15, 1787. His meeting with her to sacrifice interest to humanity answered by Cow-

friend. Mis Ji new gravel-walk

283

per...

300

To the same, Sept. 29, 1787. Remarks on the rela- Lines from Goldsmith's “ Traveller," on the Eng-

ise etustion of Russia and Turkey...

283 lish character

301

To thr Rev. John Newton, Oct. 2. 1787. Cowper Expositiou of the cruelty and injustice of the slave

confesses that for thirteen years he doubted Mr. trade, by Granville Sharp...

301

Nisidentity; acknowledgments for the kind offers Proof of the slow progress of truth.

301

Atde Newtons; preparations for Lady Hesketh's Extracts from Cowper's poems on negro slavery.... 302

comink

Case of Somerset, a slave, and Lord Mansfield's judg-

To suel Rose, E-q. Och 19, 1767. State of his

ment

302

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
317 by llomer; he professes himself an admirer of

Page

Pago

Probability that Africa may be enlightened by their scription; the lime-walk at Weston; remarks on

means

303 the * Account of Five Hundred Living Authors".. 317

Cowper's lines on the blessings of spiritual liberty.. 303 To the same, August 9, 1788. Visitors at Weston;

Letter to Mrs. Hill, March 17, 1786. Thanks for a motto composed by Cowper for the king's clock.. 318

present of 8 turkey and ham ; Mr. Hill's indisposi- To Samuel Rose, Esq., August 18, 1788. Circum.

tion; inquiry concerning Cowper's library 303 stances of their parting; he recommends Mr. R.

To the Rev. John Newton, March 17, 1788. With a to take due care of himself in bis pedestrian jour-

Song, written at Mr. N.'s request, for Lady Bal- neys; strictures on Lavater's Aphorisms... 318

gonie..

304 Remarks on physiognomy and on the merits of La-

To the Rev. Walter Bagot, March 29, 1788. Coldness vater as the founder of the Orphan House at Zu-

of the spring; remarks on “ The Manners of the rich....

..Note 319

Great ;" progress of his Homer...

304 To Mrs. King, Angust 28, 1788. He playfully guesses

To Samuel Rose, Esq., March 29, 1748. He express- at Mrs. King's figure and features

319

es his wonder that his company should be desira- To the Rev. John Newton, Sept. 2, 1788. Reference

ble to Mr. R.; Mrs. Unwin's character; acknowl- to Mr. N.'s late visit; his own melancholy state of

edges the receipt of some books; Clarke's notes mind; Mr. Bean's exertions for suppressing public

on Homer; allusion to his own ballads on negro

houses...

319

slavery

305 To Samuel Rose, Esq., Sept. 11, 1788. Remarkable
To Lady Hesketh, March 31, 1788.

He makes men- oak; lines suggested by it; exhortation aguinst
tion of his song, "The Morning Dream;" allusion bashfulness
to Hannah More on the Manners of the Great".. 305

To Mrs. King, Sept. 25, 1788. Thanks for presents;
Character of and extracts from Mrs. More's work... 306 invitation to Weston....

321
To Mrs. King, April 11, 1788. Allusion to his melun- To Samuel Rose, Esq., Sept. 25, 1788. A riddle; su-
choly, and necessity for constant employment; im-

perior talents no security for propriety of conduct;

probability of their meeting.

306 progress of Homer; Mrs. Throckinorton's bullinch 321

To the Rev. John Newton, April 19, 1788. Remarks To Mrs. King, Oct. 11, 1728. Account of his occu-

on the conduct of government in regard to the pations at different periods of his life....

322

Slavery Abolition question..

307

To the Rev. Jolin Newton, Nov. 29, 1788. Declin-
To Lady Hesketh, May 6, 1788. Smollett's Don

ing state of Jenny Raban; Mr. Greatheed.
Quixotte ; he thanks her for the intended present To Samuel Rose, Esq., Nov. 30, 178 Vincent
of a box for letters and papers; renewal of his cor- Bourne; invitation to Weston

333
respondence with Mr. Rowley ; remarks on the ex- To Mrs. King, Dec. 6, 1728. Excuse for not being

pression, “ As great as two inkle-weavers". 307 punctunl in writing; succession of generations :
To Joseph Hill, Esq., May 8, 1788. Lament for the

Cumberland's "Observer"
loss of his library; progress of his Homer....... 308 To the Rev. John Newton, Dec. 9, 1788. Mr. Van
To Lady Hesketh, May 12, 1788. Mrs. Montagu and Lier's Latin MS.; Lady Hesketh and the Throck-

the Blue-Stocking Club; his late feats in walking 308 mortons; popularity of Mr. C. as a preacher
To Joseph Hill, Esj., May 24, 1728. Thanks for the To Samuel Rose, Esq., Jan. 19, 1789.

Local helps

present of prints of the Lacemaker and Crazy to memory: Sir John Hawkins' book ....

325

Kate; family of Mr. Chester; progress of Homer; To the same, Jan. 24, 1789. Accidents generally oc-

antique bust of Paris

309 cur when and where we least expect them... 325

To the Rev. William Bull, May 25, 1788. He declines To the Rev. Walter Bagot, Jan. 29, 1789. Excuse for

the composition of hymns, which Mr. B. had urged irregularity in correspondence; progress of Ho-

him to undertake....

309 mer; allusion to political affairs....

325

To Lady Hesketh, May 27, 1788. His lines on Mr. To Mrs. King, Jan. 29, 1789. Thanks for presents;

Henry Cowper; remarks on Mrs. Montagu's Essay Mrs. Unwin's fall in the late frost; distress of the

on the Genius of Shakespeare; antique bead of Royal Family on the state of the king, and ance-

Paris; remarks on the two prints sent him by Mr. dote of the Lord Chancellor ...,

325

Hill

310 To the same, March 12, 1789. Excuse for long si-
To the same, June 3, 1788. Sudden change of the lence, and for not having sent, according to prom-
weather; remarks on the advertisement of a dan-

ise, all the small pieces he had written; his poem

cing-master of Newport-Paguell...

310 on the King's recovery

326

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
the weather on his health; character of Mr. Bean; on the Queen's visit to London on the night of the
visit from the Powleys; he declines writing fure illuminations for the King's recovery; disappoint-
ther on the slave-trade; invitation to Weston; ment on account of her pot coining to Weston;
verses on Mrs. Montagu

311 Twining's translation of Aristotle....

To Joseph Hill, Esq., June 8, 1788. On the death of To the same, April 30, 1789. Thanks for presents;

his uncle, Ashley Cow per...

his brother's poems

328

To Lady Hesketh, June 10, 1788. On the death of To Samuel Rose, Esq., May 20, 1729. Reference to
her father, Ashley Cowper..

312 his lines on the Queen's visit; character of Haw-

To the game, June 15, 1983. Recollections of her kins Brown

father ..

312 To Mrs. King, May 30, 1789. He acknowledges the

To the Rev. Walter Bagot, June 17, 1788. Coldness receipt of a packet of papers; reference to his poem

of the season; reasons for declining to write on

on the Queen's visit...

329

slavery; contrast between the awful scenes of na- To Sarnuel Rose, Esq., June 5, 1789. He commis-

ture and the horrors produced by human passions 313 sions Mr. R. to buy hiin a cuckor-clock; Boswell's

To Mrs. King, June 19, 1728. He excuses his silence Tour to the Hebrides; Hawkins' and Boswell's

on account of inflammation of the eyes; sudden

Life of Johnson

329

change of weather; reasons why we are not so To the Rev. Walter Bagot, June 16, 17-9. On his

hardy as our forefathers; his opinion of Thomson, marriage; allusion to his poem on the Queen's

313 visit

To Sumuel Rose, Esq., June 23, 1788. Apology for To Samuel Rose, Esq., June 20, 1789. He expresses

an unanswered letter; providence of God in re- regret at not receiving a visit from Mr. R.; ac

gard to the weather; visitors at Weston; brevity knowledges the arrival of the cuckoo-clock; re-

of human life.

314 mark on llawkins' and Boxwell's Life of Johnson. 330

To the Rev, John Newton, June 24, 1788. Difficul- To Mrs. Throckmorton, July 18, 17-9. Poetic turn

ties experienced by Mr. Bean in enforcing a stricter of Mr. George Throckmorton; news concerning

observance of the Sabbath at Olney; remarks on

tbe Han

330

the slave-trade.....

315 To Samuel Rose, Esq., July 21, 1749. Importance

To Lady Hesketh, June 27, 1788. Anticipations of of improving the early years of life ; anticipationis

her next visit; allucion to Lord Thurlow's prom- of Mr. R.', visit

330

ise to provide for him; anecdote of his dog Beau; To Mrs. King. August 1, 1789. Grumbling of his
remarks on his ballads on slavery.

316

correspondents on his silence; his time engrossed
The Dog and the Water Lily:

To Joseph Hill, Esq., July 6, 1788. He gives Mr. H. pictures, but no connoisseur

331

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

... 312

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