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The task and selected other poems

Author: William Cowper; James Sambrook
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Longman annotated texts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Cowper, William.
William Cowper : The Task and Selected Other Poems.
: Taylor and Francis, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Cowper; James Sambrook
ISBN: 9781134961405 1134961405
OCLC Number: 947837757
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Chronology; Editorial procedure; Introduction; 1 Early life and writings; 2 Madness, salvation, and Mary Unwin; 3 John Newton and Olney Hymns; 4 Madness and reprobation; 5 Recovery: occasional poems and letters; 6 Moral satires; 7 Lady Austen and light verse; 8 The Task: a poem of composite order; 9 The Task: idyllium and geortric; 10 The Task: philosophical satire; 11 The Task: baptized philosophy; 12 Lady Hesketh and the Homer translation; 13 Last years; 14 Cowper's place; THE TASK; Book I: The Sofa. Book II: The Time-PieceBook III: The Garden; Book IV: The Winter Evening; Book V: The Winter Morning Walk; Book VI: The Winter Walk at Noon; EARLY POEMS; Verses written at Bath, in 1748, on finding the Heel of a Shoe; 'Delia, th'unkindest girl on earth'; Song: 'No more shall hapless Celia's ears'; An Epistle to Robert Lloyd, Esqr.; 'Doom'd, as I am, in solitude to waste'; Hatred and Vengeance, my Eternal Portion; OLNEY HYMNS; Walking with God; Lovest Thou Me?; Praise for the Fountain opened; Jehovah our Righteousness; I will Praise the Lord at all Times; Light Shining out of Darkness. POEMS (1782)The Progress of Error (lines 369-416); Truth (lines 131-64); Expostulation (lines 272-389); Hope (lines 663-771); Conversation (lines 505-604); Retirement (lines 365-480); Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk; Boadicea, an Ode; LATER POEMS; The Diverting History of John Gilpin; The Colubriad; On the Loss of the Royal George; Epitaph on an Hare; Sweet Meat has Sour Sauce; On the Death of Mrs Throckmorton's Bulfinch; On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture out of Norfolk; Yardley Oak; To Mary; The Cast-away; TRANSLATION OF HOMER; Iliad I, 1-8; Iliad XII, 336-97. Odyssey VII, 134-62Bibliography; Index to Introduction and commentary; Index of titles and first lines.
Series Title: Longman annotated texts.
Responsibility: William Cowper ; edited by James Sambrook.

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