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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.
To the Rev. John Newton. April 16. A loquacious
To Mrs. Cowper. July 20. On his own advancing in
To the Rev. William Unwin. Aug. 6. Writing upon any
To the Rev. William Unwin. Nov. 9. Proposes a pay-
To the Rev. John Newton. Feb. 4. Concerning his
To the same. May 21. Intention of correcting the proofs