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[koo-per, kou-]
  1. William,1731–1800, English poet and hymnologist.
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Historical Examples of cowper

  • Dr. Waddell prefers him to Cowper and Byron as a letter-writer.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

    Robert Burns

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

British Dictionary definitions for cowper


  1. William. 1731–1800, English poet, noted for his nature poetry, such as in The Task (1785), and his hymns
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