English Lands, Letters, And Kings (volume 3)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byDonald Grant Mitchell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... His Later Life. It was only in the latter part of his career that tne poet made the acquaintance of William Hayley, his future biographer, who had been drawn toward Cowper by the charms of his verse and who came to visit him: this friend, through his wide familiarity with the outer world, had suborned bishops and clergy and public men to write to this melancholy exile of Olney and cheer him with their praises--all which praises fell like hail upon Cowper's window pane. And there had been a little trip devised, to divert that weakened and fatigued mind, down to Eartham in Sussex, where his friend Hayley has a beautiful place, and where he brings the artist Romney, to paint the wellknown portrait; but there is no long stay away from the old covert on the flats of Buckinghamshire; indeed this covert had taken new life within a few years by the advent of a cousin, the Lady Hes William Hayley, b. 1745; d. 1820. Life of Cowper, 1808. keth, the widowed sister of his old lost Theodora; she had come with her carriage and trappings, and taken a fine house, and sought to revive pleasantly all the mundane influences of Lady Austen. From Olney there had come about in those times--at the wise suggestion of Lady Hesketh--a move over to the near village of Weston, which thereafter became the poet's home. On an April day many years ago--moved by an old New England cleaving to the poems and the poet--I strolled down from Newport Pagnell--to which place I had taken coach from Northampton--following all the windings of the sluggish Ouse, to Weston; stopping at the "Cowper's Oak " inn, I found next door his old home--its front overgrown with roses--and strolled into his old garden; and thence, by a door the gardener unlocked, into the "Wilderness;" the usher regaling me with...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897. Excerpt: ... His Later Life. It was only in the latter part of his career that tne poet made the acquaintance of William Hayley, his future...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217468896

ISBN - 13:9780217468893

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