- William,1731–1800, English poet and hymnologist.
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Examples from the Web for cowper
Dr. Waddell prefers him to Cowper and Byron as a letter-writer.
Neither Gray, nor Cowper, nor Byron commanded so wide a circle.
It is true, if we except the heart-touching poems of Cowper, the Muses were silent.Beaux and Belles of England
Cowper says every one falls "just in the niche he was ordained to fill."
Cowper ran in and out among the plunder, like a pointer in a turnip field.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
- William. 1731–1800, English poet, noted for his nature poetry, such as in The Task (1785), and his hymns
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