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Complete Poetical Works

by William Cowper

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William Cowper
Sourse: hymntime.com/tch
Sourse: hymntime.com/tch
Born: November 26, 1731, Berkhamsted Castle
Died: April 25, 1800, Dereham
Related topics: Bibliography, Biography, Cowper, William,--1731-1800, Criticism, interpretation, etc., English poetry
Basic information: William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.
Popular works: Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion, Complete Poetical Works