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“ Obversatur oculis ille vir, quo neminem ætas nostra graviorem, sanctiorem, subtilio.
* rem denique tulit : quem ego quum ex admiratione diligere crepissem, quod evenire cons
a tra solet, magis admiratus sum, postquam penitus inspexi. Inspexi enim penitus : nibid
"a me ille secretum, non joculare, non serium, non triste, non lætum.”

PLINII EPIST. LIB. IV. EP. 17.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. I.

INTRODUCTORY LETTER.

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

of Cowper--His Eulogy on the Tenderness of his Mother, pages

15, 16, 17-Her Epitaph by her Niece, 18— The Schools that

Cowper attended-His sufferings in Childhood, 20, 21-Leaves

Westminster and is stationed in the house of an Attorney, 23-

Verses on his early Amictions, 24-Settles in the Inner Temple

His Acquaintance with eminent Authors, 25–His Epistle to Lloyd,

26–His Translations in Duncombe's Horace, 29–His own Account

of his early Life, 30—Stanzas on reading Sir Charles Grandison, 30

Verses Written at Bath, 1748, 31-His Nomination to the Office

of Reading Clerk in the House of Lords, 33–His extreme dread of

appearing in Public, 34-His Health deranged--His Retirement to

tbe House of Dr. Cotton at St. Alban's, 35–His Recovery, 37-

He fettles at Huntingdon to be near bis Brother residing in Cam-

bridge, 37- The Two Brothers employed on a 'Tranflation of Vol.

taire's Henriade, 37—The Origin of Cowper's Acquaintance with

the Family of Unwin, 38—He becomes a Part of that Family, 40

-His early Friendship with Lord Thurlow and Joseph Hill,

Esq. 40--Commencement of his Letters.

Letter

To Joseph Hill, Esq. ............ June 24, 1765... I

To Major Cowper .......... .. Oct. 12, 1765 ... 2

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

To Mrs. Cowper .....

. . March 11, 1766 ...

To the same .. ............. April 4, 1766... 5

To the same .....

• . April 17, 1766 ...

To the fame ..;

.. April 18, 1766 ...

To the fame . .

2...... .. ..... . . Sept. 3, 1766 ...

To the same ...

. . Oct. 20, 1766 ...

To the same ...

.. March 11, 1767 ...

To the same ....

. . March 14, 1707 ...

To the same ......

... April 3, 1767 ... 12

To the same ................ July 13, 1767 ... 13
To Joseph Hill, Esq. ........... July 16, 1767 ... 14
The origin of Cowper's acquaintance with the Rev. Mr. New-

ton, 66–His removal with Mrs. Unwin on the death of her

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