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“ Obversatur oculis ille vir, quo neminen ætas nostra graviorem, sanctiorem, subtiliorem
" denique tulit: quem ego quum ex admiratione diligere cæpissem, quod evenire contra solet,
“ magis admiratus sum, postquam penitus inspexi. Inspexi enim penitus : nihil a meille secretum,
non joculare, non serium, non triste, non lætum."

Puindi Epist. Lib. 4. Ep. 17.

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CONTENTS

The Life, Part the First-The Family, Birth, and First Residence of CowperHis Eulogy on

the Tenderness of his Mother, pages 1, 2, 3—Her Portrait-Her Epitaph by her Niece,

4,5-The Schools that Cowper attended His sufferings in Childhood, 7, 8, 9-Leaves

Westminster and is stationed in the house of an Attorney, 11 Verses on his early Afflictions,

12, 13 Settles in the Inner Temple His Acquaintance with eminent Authors, 14-

His Epistle to Lloyd, 15—His Translations in Duncombe's Horace, 19-His own Account
of his early Life, 19-Stanzas on Reading Sir Charles Grandison, 20--Verses written at
Bath, 1748-His Nomination to the Office of Reading Clerk in the House of Lords, 24
His extreme dread of appearing in Public, 25- His Health deranged His Retirement to
the House of Dr. Cotton at St. Alban’s, 26-His Recovery, 28~He settles at Huntingdon
to be near his Brother residing in Cambridge, 29—The Two Brothers employed on a Transla-
tion of Voltaire's Henriade, 29—The Origin of Cowper's Acquaintance with the family of
Unwin, 30—He becomes a Part of that Family, 32His early Friendship with Lord
Thurlow and Joseph Hill, Esqr. 33. Commencement of his Letters,

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