The Correspondence Of William Cowper (volume 3); Arranged In Chronological Order

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWilliam Cowper

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... the continual repetition at length communicated a slight tremor to the wall; the next, and the next, and the next blow increased it. Another shock puts the whole mass in motion, from the top to the foundation: it bends forward, and is every moment driven farther from the perpendicular; till at last the decisive blow is given, and down it comes. Every million that has been raised within the last century has had an effect upon the constitution like that of a blow from the aforesaid ram upon the aforesaid wall The impulse becomes more and more important, and the impression it makes is continually augmented; unless, therefore, something extraordinary intervenes to prevent it,--you will find the consequence at the end of my simile.--Yours, W. C. TO THE REV. WILLIAM UNWIN As I promised you verse, if you would send me a frank, I am not willing to return the cover without some,1 though I think I have already wearied you by the prolixity of my prose. I must refer you to those unaccountable gaddings and caprices of the human mind, for the cause of this production; for in general I believe there is no man who has less to do with the ladies' cheeks than I have. I suppose it would be best to antedate it, and to imagine that it was written twenty years ago, for my mind was never more in a trifling, butterfly trim than when I composed it, even in the earliest parts of my life, And what is worse than all this, I have translated it into Latin:--but that some other time.--Yours, W. C. 1 This letter enclosed the poem The Lily and the Rose commencing:--The nymph must lose her female friend If more admired than she; But where will fierce contention end If flowers can disagree, etc. TO THE REV. WILLIAM UNWIN My Dear William,--How apt we are to deceive ourselves where self is i...

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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. 1904. Excerpt: ... the continual repetition at length communicated a slight tremor to the wall; the next, and the next, and the next blow increas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217891055

ISBN - 13:9780217891059

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