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CONTENTS

OF THE

FIRST VOLUME.

INTRODUCTORY LETTER.

Page 3

The Life, Part the First-the Family, Birth, and first

Residence of Cowper--his Eulogy on the Tenderness

of his Mother, pages 13, 14, 15. Her Epitaph by

her Niece, 16. The schools that Cowper attended-

his Sufferings in Childhood, 18, 19, 20. Leaves

Westminster, and is stationed in the House of an At.

torney, 21. Verses on his early Afflictions, 22, 23.

Settles in the Inner Temple-his Acquaintance with
eminent authors, 23. His Epistle to Lloyd, 24. His
Translations in Duncombe's Horace, 28. His own
Account of his early Life, 28. Stanzas on reading
Sir Charles Grandison, 29. Verses written at Bath,
1748, 30. His Nomination to the Office of Reading
Clerk in the House of Lords, 32. His extreme
dread of appearing in Public, 32. His Health de-
ranged-his Retirement to the House of Dr. Cotton,
at St. Alban's, 33. His Recovery, 35. He settles at
Huntingdon, to be near his Brother residing in Cam-
bridge, 35. The two Brothers employed on a
Translation of Voltaire's Henriade, 36. The Ori.

gin of Cowper's Acquaintance with the Family of

Únwin, 37. * He becomes a part of that Family, 39.

His early Friendship with Lord Thurlow and Joseph

Hill, Esq. 39.

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Letter 1 To Joseph Hill, Esq. June 24, 1765 Page 40

2 To Major Cowper Oct. 18, 1765

3 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Oct. 25, 1765

4 To Mrs Cowper Mar. 11, 1766

5 To the same April 4, 1766

6 To the same April 17, 1766

7 To the same April 18, 1766

8 To the same

Sept. 3, 1766 54

9 To the same Oct. 20, 1766 57

10 To the same

Mar. 11, 1767 59

11 To the same

Mar. 14, 1767

12 ļo the same April 3, 1767

13 To the same July 13, 1767

14 To Joseph Hill, Esq. July 16, 1767 65

The Origin of Cowper's Acquaintance with the Rev.

Mr. Newton, 66. His Removal with Mrs. Unwin,

on the Death of her Husband, to Olney, in Bucking-

hamshire-his Devotion and Charity in his new Re-

· sidence, 66.

Letter 15 To Joseph Hill, Esq. June 16, 1768 67

16 To the same

176968

A Poem in Memory of John Thornton, Esq. 69. Cow.

per's Beneficence to a Necessitous Child, 71. Com-
• poses a Series of Hymns, 71.
Letter 17 To Mrs. Cowper without date

72
18 To the same Aug. 31, 1769
Cowper is hurried to Cambridge by the dangerous Ill-

ness of his Brother, 75.
Letter 19 To Mrs. Cowper March 5, 1770 76
A brief Account of the Rev. John Cowper, who died
March 20, 1770_and the Tribute paid to his Memo-

ry by his Brother the Poet, 76, 77.
Letter 20 To Joseph Hill, Esq. May 8, 1770

21 To Mrs. Cowper June 7, 1770
22 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Sept. 25, 1770

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tract from the Rev. Mr. Newton's Memoirs of Cow. per, 201. The Removal of Mrs. Unwin and Cowper from the Town of Olney to the Village of Weston,

202. Letter 61 To Lady Hesketh Nov. 26, 1786 Page 202

62 To the same Dec. 4, 1786 204 63 To the same Dec. 9, 1786 206 64 To Joseph Hill, Esq.Dec. 9, 1786 - 207 65 Tc Lady Hesketh Dec. 21, 1786 1 208 66 To the same · Jan. 8, 1787 2 10

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