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there: but where no diligence has been wanting, no apology can be needed for unavoidable defects. The most convenient manner in which such defects can now be supplied, will be by introducing these materials in the Life of Mr. Newton, and in brief Memoirs of other persons more or less intimately connected with Cowper; and for this a supplementary volume will be required.

Keswick, May 5, 1836.

May 14. WHILE this Advertisement was in the press, the writer has received an additional proof of the interest with which the nearest friends and relations of Cowper regard this careful and faithful collection of his works. The Publishers have transmitted to him the following sanction, and which they are authorised to give publicity to, in any and in all ways that they may think most As Administratrix to my cousin, William Cowper, Esq. of Olney, and afterwards of WestonUnderwood, I freely authorise Messrs. Baldwin and Cradock to publish any of his Letters which may come into their possession, so far as their publication shall be sanctioned and approved by Robert Southey, Esq. the Editor of this Edition of Cowper's Works. To the Rev. William Unwin. Dec. —. With the same

serviceable to their Edition.

Signed ANNE BODHAM,
May 10, 1836.

For Messrs. Baldwin and Cradock.

To th

CONTENTS.

To the Rev. William Unwin. March 28. Presentation

to Christ's Hospital. Keeping the Sabbath . . . .

To the same. April 6. Pluralities. Cowper's amuse-

ments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To the Rev. John Newton. April 16. A loquacious
visitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To the same. May 3. Variety of his topics. Rural
scenery. Amusement in trifles . . . . . . . .
To Joseph Hill, Esq. May 6. Cowper's reputation at
Olney as a lawyer. Thurlow's illness . . . . .
To the Rev. William Unwin. Ardour in his employ-
ment. Expects a visit from his friend. Remarks on the
great Rebellion . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Mrs. Cowper. May 10. On the loss of her brother,
Frederick Madan, a soldier, who died in America . .
To the Rev. John Newton. May 10. False reading of
Mr. Newton's in a former letter. Bentley . . . .

To the Rev. William Unwin. June 8. Pope's letters.

Question whether a clergyman can be compelled to take

a parish apprentice. Translation of a simile in the Para-

dise Lost. Versification of a thought . . . . . .

To the Rev. John Newton. June 12. Riots in Londo

To the Rev. William Unwin. June 18. Report that

French emissaries were concerned in the riots. Latin

epigram on that subject . . . . . . . . . . .

To the same. June 22. Robertson. Summer idleness .

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To the Rev. John Newton. June 23. Prophecies unwit-

tingly made. Character of his own letters. Mr. New-

ton slandered. Lace-makers’ petition . . . . . .

To the Rev. William Unwin. July 2. Care in correct-

ing his verses. Latin epitaph . . . . . .

To Joseph Hill, Esq. July 8. Lace-makers’ petition

To the Rev. William Unwin. July 11. Gardening. Epi-

grams translated. Thelyphthora . . . . . . .

To Mrs. Cowper. July 20. On his own advancing in
years. Riots. His former taciturnity . - - - -
To the Rev. William Unwin. July 27. Breaking silence.
Lawsuit concerning Olney Bridge . . . . . . .

To the Rev. John Newton. July 30. Why he sends his

trifles in verse to Mr. Unwin rather than to him. A

riddle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To the Rev. William Unwin. Aug. 6. Writing upon any
thing. Human nature continues the same, though fash-
ions change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To the Rev. John Newton. Aug. 21. Escape of one of
his hares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Mrs. Cowper. Aug. 31. Lady Cowper's death.
Effects of age. Separation from his kindred . . . .
To the Rev. William Unwin. Sept. 3. Biographia Bri-
tannica. Commission for books . . . . . . . .
To the same. Sept. 7. Early education . . . . . .
To the same. Sept. 17. Schools . . . . . . . .
To the same. Oct. 5. Public schools. School friend-
ships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To Mrs. Newton. Oct. 5. On Mr. Newton’s going to

Ramsgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

To the Rev. William Unwin. Nov. 9. Proposes a pay-
ment for his verses . . . . . . . . . . . .
To the same. Dec. 24. Declines writing upon certain
desired measures of reform. Mr. and Mrs. Powley.
Thelyphthora. Mr. Riland, of Birmingham. Cowper
not a Malthusite . . . . . . - e

To Joseph Hill, Esq. Dec. 25. Sending his “Re

an adjudged Case.” . . . . . •

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To the Rev. John Newton. Feb. 4. Concerning his
poems. Thelyphthora. Mr. Scott's arrival as curate .

To the Rev. William Unwin. Feb. 6. Advice how to

deal with the unjust and ungenerous. Poor at Olney.

Lord George Gordon's acquittal. Pity for criminals.

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