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Poems by William Cowper

  • Poems by William Cowper

William Cowper (1731-1800) spent the creative years of his life at Olney, and later at nearby Weston Underwood in North Buckingham-shire. Although he had written poetry ear;ier in his life, he was 50 years old when he began to apply himself seriouisly to his art. His poetry was well-received and he became much admired in his day and his celebrat-ed blank verse poem, The Task, set down an important marker for poets of the next generation.