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Cowper

William. 1731--1800, English poet, noted for his nature poetry, such as in The Task (1785), and his hymns
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It was after this that Cowper found another friend who brought some brightness into his life.
It was Lady Austen, too, who urged Cowper to his greatest work, The Task.
So Cowper accepted the task thus set for him, and began to write.
Cowper loved animals tenderly and understood them in a wonderful manner.
As Cowper's life went on, the terrible lapses into insanity became more frequent, but his sweet and kindly temper won him many friends, and he still wrote a great deal.
Perhaps Cowper's greatest accomplishment, though not his greatest work, was a translation of Homer.
Indeed, that Cowper is remembered at all is due more to his shorter poems such as Boadicea and The Wreck of the Royal George, and chiefly, perhaps, to John Gilpin, which in its own way is a treasure that we would not be without.
Cowper was never a power in our literature, but he was a forerunner, "the forerunner of the great Restoration of our literature."* And unlike most forerunners he was popular in his own day.
"Nay, Mamma, if he is not to be animated by Cowper!-- but we must allow for difference of taste.
112, even with the spirit of poor William Cowper there at Olney.
"You must know something of this matter, Cowper. I conjure you by everything you hold dear to answer a few questions.
The 17-year-old - who can't be named for legal reasons - plunged a blade into Connor Cowper, 18, at a party in Holytown, Lanarkshire, last April.