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Letters of William Cowper

  • Letters of 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. He became much admired in his day and his celebrated blank verse poem, The Task, set down an important marker for poets of the next generation. During his life he corresponded frequently with his many friends and much of that correspondence was collected and published by Thomas Shuttleworth Grimshaw in 1849. These letters are presented in a new edition in this volume.