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IVILLIAM LORD COWPER',
BARON OF WINGHAM,
FTER having long-celebrated the superior graces and excellencies, arrong men in an imaginary character, I do myself the honour to shew my veneration for transcendent: merit under my own name, in this addtéss to your lordship. The just application of those high accomplishments of which you are master, has been an advantage to all your
" He succeeded Sir Nathan Wright, as lord keeper of the great seal, in 1705; was created Baron Cowper of Wingham, 1706, and appointed lord chancellor, 1707; which post he held till 1710. On the accession of King George he was again appointed lord chancellor; and, on resigning the great seal, was created Earl Cowper, and Viscount Fordwich, March 18, 1717-18. His lordship died Oct, 10, 1723.