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Listing for Author: Cowper


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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1700-1799'My father reads Cowper to us in the evening, to which I listen when I can.'George Austen William CowperunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Complete transcript of Cowper's poem.Anon William CowperThe Negro's complaintUnknown
1800-1849Transcription of Cowper's poem and ''By W. Cowper'.B.A.T. Herbert William CowperMy Father! When I learned that thou was DeadUnknown
1800-1849Continued Perry's French Revolution and read Cowper I.G. William CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849I never framed a wish or formed a plan that flattered mewith hopes of earthly bliss. But thou wert there. [rewriting o...member of Carey/Maingay groupWilliam CowperThe Task, Book IVUnknown
1800-1849'Shakespeare incited his appetite for poetry: Cowper, Pope, Dryden, Goldsmith, Thomson, Byron. Not only were they more...Joseph Barker William CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849'Shortly after its first appearance in Hayley's Life and Posthumous Writings of Cowper (1803), Lamb copied ... out ['O...Charles Lamb William CowperOn the Loss of the Royal GeorgePrint: Book
1800-1849In letter to Edward Noel Long, 23 February 1807 Byron transcribes lines 91-96 of William Cowper, "Friendship" (as in 1...George Gordon, Lord Byron William CowperFriendshipUnknown
1850-1899'orphanage boy Thomas Burke... devoured books until "my mind became a lumber room". Inevitably, "criticism was beyond ...Thomas Burke William CowperPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'[J.M. Dent's] reading was marked by the autodidact's characteristic enthusiasm and spottiness. He knew Pilgrim's Prog...Joseph Malaby Dent William CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849[Letter to Sarah Maclean, dated Monday 21 June 1824] Your being so fond of Cowper tells me half of your character- How...Anne Lister William CowperRetirementPrint: Book
' ... [13-to-14-year-old Constance Maynard's] most intimate contact with reading .. took place ... in a secluded corne...Constance Maynard William CowperpoetryPrint: Book
"The popular religious poet Frances Ridley Havergal claimed 'I do not think I was eight when I hit upon Cowper's lines...Frances Ridley Havergal William CowperPrint: Unknown
H. J. Jackson notes political and critical remarks added by Anna Seward to copy of William Cowper, The Task.Anna Seward William CowperThe TaskPrint: Book
1900-1945'Soon Pritchett was reading Penny Poets editions of "Paradise Regained", Wordsworth's "Prelude", Cowper, and Coleridge...Victor Sawdon Pritchett William CowperPrint: Book
1850-1899?The gentle Cowper was my earliest favourite, a small second-hand copy of his poems, which I bought for eighteen pence...Thomas Burt William Cowper[poems]Print: Book
1700-1799'In Dublin, she complained that she was not reading a great deal, but in the same breath remarked that books provided ...Mary Wollstonecraft William CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849'It was about this time that I first read that very beautiful poem, "The Pleasures of Hope". I also repersued a large ...Thomas Carter William Cowper[Poems]Print: Book
1800-1849'I could not do without a Syringa, for the sake of Cowper's Line.'Jane Austen William CowperThe TaskPrint: Book
1800-1849'Change will befall, and friend may part But distance only cannot change the heart'Molineux group, including Mrs MolineuxWilliam CowperAn Epistle to Joseph Hill Esq.Unknown
1800-1849'Ode to Peace' 'Come; Peace of Mind, delightful quest/...'Molineux group, including Mrs MolineuxWilliam CowperOde to PeaceUnknown
'I am now alone in the Library, Mistress of all I survey - at least I may say so & repeat the whole poem if I like it,...Jane Austen William CowperVerses supposed to have been written by Alexander SelkirkPrint: Book
1800-1849Letter to Miss Dunbar May 1802 [see note] 'I will give you my opinion, such as it will be after a hasty perusal, of t...Anne Grant [nee MacVicar] William CowperThe taskPrint: Book
1900-1945' What else? Yes, I have read Cowper: "The stable yields a stercoraceous heap...." It bears an unpleasant resemblan...Vita Sackville-West William CowperThe Task, Part III (The Garden)Print: Book
1850-1899Saturday 7 September 1935: 'A heavenly quiet morning reading Alfieri by the open window & not smoking [...] I've stopp...Virginia Stephen William CowperunknownPrint: Book
Lord Dufferin to Alfred Tennyson [1858]: 'For the first 20 years of my life I not only did not care for poetry, but...Helen Selina Sheridan Blackwood CowperPrint: Book
1850-1899From F. T. Palgrave's 'Personal Recollections' of Tennyson: 'I had put the scheme of my Golden Treasury before him ...Alfred Tennyson Cowper'Poplar Field'Unknown
1850-1899From F. T. Palgrave's 'Personal Recollections' of Tennyson: 'I had put the scheme of my Golden Treasury before him ...Alfred Tennyson Cowper'stanzas to Mary Unwin'Unknown
1700-1799Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 30-31 December 1793: '1/2 past 4. I have been reading Cowpers Homer & much s...Robert Southey William CowperThe Iliad and Odyssey of Homer, Translated into English Blank VersePrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 12 November 1797: 'You will be surprized perhaps at hearing that Cowp...Robert Southey William Cowperpoem [unidentified]Print: Unknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin, Shew...William CowperJohn GilpinUnknown
1800-1849Lady Harriet Cavendish to her mother, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (September 1804): 'My sister and I finished ...Lady Harriet Cavendish and Lady Georgiana Morpeth CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849Lady Harriet Cavendish to her mother, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, 15 October 1804: 'We have finished Cowper a...Lady Harriet Cavendish and Lady Georgiana Morpeth CowperPrint: Book
1800-1849'We may suspect that the library was dearer to Papa and Annabella than to Mamma [...] She liked visiting the neighbour...Sir Ralph and Anne Isabella Milbanke CowperPrint: Book
'We know comparatively little of [Jane Austen's] literary tastes. Some are peculiar. Her fondness for the gentle, cl...Jane Austen CowperPrint: Book
1900-1945'Letters & Letter writing were then proceeded with. Mrs Burrow read three letters of William Cowper characteristica...Celia Burrow William Cowper[letters]Print: Unknown
1800-1849[Mary Taylor to Elizabeth Gaskell, on the Bronte brother and sisters' religious reading and its relation to their depr...Bronte children (Charlotte, Branwell, Emily, Anne)William CowperThe TaskPrint: Book


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