The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper, Esqr: With an Introductory Letter to the Right Honourable Earl Cowper, Volume 1

J. Seagrave, 1803 - 413 pages

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Page 1 - Thy nightly visits to my chamber made, That thou mightst know me safe and warmly laid; Thy morning bounties ere I left my home, The biscuit, or...
Page 127 - With all her crew complete. Toll for the brave ! Brave Kempenfelt is gone ; His last sea-fight is fought, His work of glory done. It was not in the battle ; No tempest gave the shock ; She sprang no fatal leak ; She ran upon no rock. His sword was in its sheath, His fingers held the pen, When Kempenfelt went down With twice four hundred men.
Page 55 - ... we separate and amuse ourselves as we please. During that interval I either read in my own apartment, or walk, or ride, or work in the garden. We seldom sit an hour after dinner, but if the weather permits adjourn to the garden, where with Mrs. Unwin and her son I have generally the pleasure of religious conversation till teatime.
Page 1 - Tis now become a history little known That once we called the pastoral house our own Short-lived possession! but the record fair That memory keeps, of all thy kindness there, Still outlives many a storm that has effaced A thousand other themes less deeply traced.
Page 103 - On the whole it appears, and my argument shows, With a reasoning, the court will never condemn, That the Spectacles plainly were made for the Nose, And the Nose was as plainly intended for them.
Page 259 - Alas ! sir, I have heretofore borrowed help from him ; but he is a gentleman of so much reading that the people of our town cannot understand him.
Page 140 - I WRITE in a nook that I call my Boudoir. It is a summer-house not much bigger than a sedan chair, the door of which opens into the garden, that is now crowded with pinks, roses, and honey-suckles, and the window into my neighbour's orchard. It formerly served an apothecary, now dead, as a smoking-room ; and under my feet is a trap-door, which once covered a hole in the ground, where he kept his bottles. At present however it is dedicated to sublimer uses.
Page 24 - They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation; others can have none.
Page 38 - He is a man of learning and good sense, and as simple as parson Adams. His wife has a very uncommon understanding, has read much to excellent purpose, and is more polite than a duchess.
Page 347 - Mother is dear to me, and you the Daughter of her Brother, are but one remove distant from her : I love you, therefore, and, love you much, both for her sake, and for your own. The world could not have furnished you with a present So acceptable to me, as the picture which you have so kindly sent me.

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