The Life And Letters Of William Cowper

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... Johnny, I know, has told you, that Mr. Hurdis is here. Distressed by the loss of his Sister, he has renounced the place where she died for ever, and is about to enter on a new course of life at Oxford. You would admire him much. He is gentle in his manners, and delicate in his person, resembling our poor friend Unwin, both in face and figure, more than any one I have seen. But he has not, at least he has not at present, his vivacity. I have corresponded since I came here with Mrs. Courtenay, and had yesterday a very kind. letter from her. Adieu, my dear; may God bless you. Write to me as soon as you can after the twentieth. I shall then be at Weston, and indulging myself in the hope, that I shall ere long see you there also. W. C. The reader will perceive from the last letter, that Cowper, amused as he was with the scenery of Sussex, began to feel the powerful attraction of home. Indeed the infirm state of Mrs. Unwin, and the declining season of the year, rendered it highly desirable for the tender travellers to be restored to their own fireside by the time they proposed. Their departure from Eartham was a scene of affectionate anxiety, and a perfect contrast to the gayety of their arrival. The kindness of Cowper relieved my solicitude concerning their journey by the following letter from Kingston. I insert it as a pleasing memorial of that peculiar tenderness of heart, which conspired with his admirable talents, to render him the most interesting of men. From an ardent, #nd, I hope, a laudable desire to display this endearing characteristic of my friend, I shall add a collection of extracts from his letters to me, rather more copious than I at first intended. LETTER CCCCIX. TO WILLIAM HAYLEY, ESQ. The Sun, at Kingston, Sept. 18, 1/92. MY DEAR BROTHER, Wi...

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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. 1812. Excerpt: ... Johnny, I know, has told you, that Mr. Hurdis is here. Distressed by the loss of his Sister, he has renounced the place where ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217123643

ISBN - 13:9780217123648

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