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At once, upstood intelligent, survey'd
All creatures, with precision understood
Their purport, uses, properties, assign'd
To each his name significant, and, fillid
With love and wisdom, render'd back to Heav'n
In praise harmonious the first air he drew.
He was excus’d the penalties of dull
Minority. No tutor charg'd his hand
With the thought-tracing quill, or task'd his mind
With problems. History, not wanted yet,
Lean'd on her elbow, watching Time, whose course,
Eventsul, should supply her with a theme;

FINIS

· IN DE X.

Page. Return to Cowper at Eartham, .............

........ 1

1792. Letter. 1 To Mrs. Courtenay. Manner of spending his time at Ear

tham ; epitaph on Fop, .... ...... Jug. 25..1 2 To the Rerd. Mr. Ilurdis. On the death of his sister;

invitation to Eartham, .................. Aug. 26.. 4 3 To Lady Hesketh. Improvement in his health; his portrait

by Romney, ......................... Aug. 26..7 4. To the same. On the beautiful scenery of Eartham ; regrets

on leaving it, ............. .......... Sept. 9..10 Cowper's return to Weston, ....

........12 5 To W. Hayley, Esq. Account of his journey, .. Sept. 18.. 13 6 To the same. Same subject; visit to General Cowper ;

to Mr. Rose, &c. ......................Sept. 21..14 7 To the same: His spirits sink on the approach of winter,

Oct. 2..1 8 To the same. Full of affectionate regard ; on Hayley's verses to Dr. Austen, .....

...... Oct. 13..19 9 To J. Johnson, Esq. Regret for his absence ; on a sonnet

to Romney, .... .................. Oct. 19..21 10 To the same. Moral reflection on sitting for a picture,

Oct. 22..22 11 To W. Hayley, Esq. Difficulty of exertion; sonnet to

Romney, .............................. Oct. 28..23 12 To S. Rose, Esq. Compliment on his professional industry;

hopes of future success, .................. Nov. 9..26

Letter:

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13 To J. Johnson, Esq. Difficulty in commencing his Milton,

lowness of spirits, ..... ............. Nov. 20.28
14 To W. Hayley, Esq. same subject, .......... Nov. 25..30
15 To J. Hill, Esq. Politics of the day, .......... Dec. 16..31
16 To W. Hayley, Esq. On his confinement in consequence

of his translating Milton, ................ Dec. 26.. 34

1793.
17 To the same. On the arrival of Mr. Hayley's picture,

Jan. 26:36
18 To the same. On the death of a friend, ........Jan. 29.-38
19 To S. Rose, Esq. His translation of Homer, .... Feb. 5.40
20 To Lady Hesketh. TOR YISM of Lady Hesketh and Mrs.

Rose, .................... ......... Feb. 10..41
21 To S. Rose, Esq. On the Analytical Review of his Homer,

Feb. 17.42
22 To the Revd. Mr. Hurdis. Professorship of poetry; dis-

coveries in natural history, ................ Feb, 22..44
23 To W. Hayley, Esq. His dream respecting Milton, Feb. 24..46
24 To the Revd. W. Bagot. Republicans of France, Mar. 4..49
25 To Mr.T. Hayley. On Mr. T. Hayley's strictures on his
Homer, ..

.... March 14..50
Mr. T. Hayley's Letter to Cowper, ....................54
26 To W. Hayley, Esq. Revisal of his Homer, March 19..56
27 To S. Rose, Esq. Revised translation of Homer, March 27. 58
28 To J. Johnson, Esq. Mr. Johnson's resolution to take
holy orders, .......

Horor.. April 11..60
29 To W. Hayley, Esq. On the notes to his Homer, April 23..62
30 To the Revd. W. Bagot. On the death of those we love,

May 4..63
31 To S. Roze, Esq. On the notes of his Homer, ....May 5..64
32 To Lady Hesketh. ToryIsM of Lady Hesketh, May 7.667
33 To W. Hayley, Esq. Distribution of his time, .. May 21.668

Letter.

Page,
34 To Lady llesketh. With his verses 10 a young friend on his
arrival at Cambridge wet, when no rain had fallen there.

June 1..71
35 To the Revd. Mr. Hurdis. On the illness of Miss Hurdis,

June 6.73
36 To W. Hayley Esq. On the proposal of a joint composition,

June 29..75
37 To the same. On his projected poem of the Four Ages,

July 7.077
38 To the Revd. Mr. Greatheed. On Mr. Greatheed's invitation,

July 17.080
39 To W. Hayley, Esq. Improvements in his garden, July 21..82
40 To Lady Hesketh. On his lines and acknowledgments to
Miss Fanshaw,..ccccccc

...ccccccc...... August 11..85
41 To W. Hayley Esq. On his new buildings, and improve-
ments, ....

............ August 15..86
42 To Mrs. Courtenay. The treatment of Bob Archer by a

roguish fiddler, ...................... August 20..89
43 To S. Rose, Esq. Notes to his Homer, ...... August 22..91
44 To W. Hayley, Esq. On Flaxman's monument to Lord

Mansfield, .......... .......... August 27.93
45 To Lady Hesketh. On Lady Hesketh's visit to Weston,

August 29.96
46 To the Revd. Mr. Johnson. Mr. Johnson's present of a
sun-dial, .......

..97
47 To W. Hayley, Esq. On his affected mirth, and real me-

lancholy, ........................... Sept. 8..100
48 To Mrs. Courtenay. On Mr. Johnson's present of a sun-
dial, ..........

............... Sept. 15..102
49 To the Revd. Mr. Johnson. On Mr. Johnson's visit to
Weston,....

........Sept. 29. - 104
50 To W. Hayley, Esq. On the visits and civilities, which
wasted his time, ....

.. 106
51 To the same. On Mr. Hayley and his son's visit to Weston,

Oct. 18.. 108

Letter.

Pages
52 To the Revd. J. Jekyll Rye. On Mr. Hurdis's election to

the professorship of poetry at Oxford, ........ Nov. 3..109
The author's second visit to Weston, ................. 110
Lord Spencer's invitation of Cowper to Althorpe ........ 111

The invitation declined on account of Mrs. Unwin's health, 111
53 To Mrs. Courtenay. Mr. Ilayley's visit, ...... Nov. 4..112

Declining health of Cowper and Mrs. Unwin, .......... 114
54 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Beauties of Weston, ...... Nov. 5..116
55 To the Revd. W. Bagot. Reflections on the French revo-

lution, ...... .................. Nov. 10..118
56 To the Revd. Mr. Ilurdis. On Hayley's life of Milton ;

his own commentary, ..... ...... Nov. 24..120
57 To S. Rose, Esq. Subjects for painting recommended; idea

of a joint work with Hayley. .... ....... Nov. 29..12%
58 To the same. Thanking him for books, Jonathan Wild,
Man as he is, &c. ......

..... Dec. 8..125
59 To W. Hayley, Esq. Uneasy at not hearing from him ;

plan of continuing the Four Agss, .......... Dec. 8..126

Origin of Cowper's projected poem on the four ages of man
–His billet to the Revd. Mr. Buchanan, 127 to 129_Com-
mencement of the poem, 132.... The health of Cowper declines

- The incident, that gave rise to the two last of his cheerful
Letters, 138
60 To W. Hayley, Esq. Criticism on the address of Hector
to his son, ........................... Dec. 17 • 138

1794.
61 To the same. Same subject, ................ Jan. 5..141

The author induced to visit Weston during the severe ill-
ness of Cowper by a friendly exhortatlon from Mr. Greatheed, 146

- The sufferings of the invalide- The ineffectual sympathy of
his friends- The grant of a pension from his Majesty to Cowper,
153-— After remaining at Weston under the care of Lady Hesketh
till July 1795, Cowper and Mrs. Unwin remove to Norfolk under
the conduct of his kinsman, the Revd. Doctor Johnson - Stanzus

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