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Cowper

[koo-per, kou-] /ˈku pər, ˈkaʊ-/
noun
1.
William, 1731–1800, English poet and hymnologist.
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  • We have not been able to discover this epitaph, nor does it appear that it was ever translated by Cowper.

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

  • Read his three papers on Cowper over again, and you will agree with me.

    Res Judicat Augustine Birrell
  • It is true, if we except the heart-touching poems of Cowper, the Muses were silent.

  • Cowper—I only beg leave to observe that Gurrey denied that he went for him.

  • Cowper, I remembered, could testify to my having been seized by Tomas Castro.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Cowper, at any rate, is immediately diverted into a meditation on 'human grandeur and the courts of kings.'

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
  • Among the best known versions are those of Pope, Chapman, and Cowper.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • Cowper's poetry has gone through not very strongly marked but rather curious variations of critical estimate.

    A Letter Book George Saintsbury
  • Preface prepared by Mr. Cowper for a Second Edition, in edition of 1802.

British Dictionary definitions for Cowper

Cowper

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