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To Mr. Johnson, the bookseller. Feb. 11, 1790. Cowper

acknowledges his obligations to Mr. Fuseli, for his

remarks on his translation of Homer" . . 25

To the same. Sept. 7, 1790. On the same subject . ib.
Indignant remonstrance of Cowper's, addressed to John-

son on the alteration of a line in one of his poems.
To Thomas Park, Esq. April 27, 1792. Remarks on

some Poems of Mr. P.'s, and on his own literary en-
gagements

.

Marriage of Mr. Courtenay to Miss Stapleton . . 30

To Lady Hesketh. May 20, 1792. On the marriage of

Mr. Courtenay; Dr. Madan's promotion to a

Bishopric; complimentary Sonnet produced by

Cowper, addressed to Mr. Wilberforce ; Lines to

Warren Hastings, Esq. . . . . ib.

To John Johnson, Esq. May 20, 1792. On the post-

ponement of his Ordination, &c.

Hayley's visit to Cowper, and his account of it. .

Sonnet addressed by Cowper to Mrs. Unwin . ..

Mrs. Unwin's paralytic attack . . . .

Kind attentions of Hayley

To Lady Hesketh. May 24, 1792. Seizure and state of

Mrs.Unwin

. .

To the same. May 26, 1792. State of Mrs. Unwin .

Lines addressed to Dr. Austen .

To Mrs. Bodham. June 4, 1792. On the postponement

of Mr. Johnson's Ordination

To William Hayley, Esq. June 4, 1792. State of Mrs.

Unwin .

To the same. June 5, 1792. On the same subject .

To the same. June 7, 1792. On the same subject . 44

To the same. June 10, 1792. On the same subject;

Lines addressed to Dr. Darwin . . . 46

Origin of Darwin's Poem of the “ Botanic Garden”. 48

To Lady Hesketh. June 11, 1792. On his growing

correspondence; improvement in Mrs. Unwin's

health; events of the past two months; arrival of

Mr. Johnson

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To William Hayley, Esq. June 19, 1792. State of Mrs.

Unwin; Ice-islands and cold summers; proposed

visit to Hayley at Eartham .

Remarks on a supposed change in the climate, with pas-

sages from Cowper's translation of a Poem of Milton's

on that subject . . . . 52

To William Hayley, Esq. June 27, 1792. Intended

journey to Eartham ; Catharina, on her marriage to

George Courtenay, Esq.

To the same. July 4, 1792. Suspension of his literary

labours ; his solicitude for Mrs. Unwin; bis visit to

Weston Hall

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To the same. July 15, 1792. On the proposed journey

to Eartham; translations from Milton; portrait of

Cowper by Abbot . . . .

To Thomas Park, Esq. July 20, 1792. On the obstacles

to his literary engagements; reference to Cowper's

drawings, and to the Olney Hymns . . . 59

To William Hayley, Esq. July 22, 1792. Preparations

for the journey to Eartham . . . 60

To the Rev. William Bull. July 25, 1792. On his sit.

ting to Abbot for his portrait; his intended journey

to Eartham

.. . .

. 62

To William Hayley, Esq. July 29, 1792. His terror

at the proposed journey; resemblance of Abbot's

portrait .

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.

. . 64

To the Rev. John Newton. July 30, 1792. State of

Mrs. Unwin ; intended journey to Eartham ; recol-

lections awakened by Mr. N.'s visit to Weston : 66

To the Rev. Mr. Greatheed. Aug. 6, 1792. Account

of his journey to Eartham, and situation there . 68

To Mrs. Courtenay. Aug. 12, 1792. Particulars of the

journey to Eartham, and description of the place .

To Samuel Rose, Esq. Aug. 14, 1792. Invitation to

Eartham . .

. . 72

To the same. Aug. 18, 1792. Cowper wishes him to

join the party at Eartham . . . . ib.
To Mrs. Courtenay. Aug. 25, 1792. Epitaph on Fop;

arrangements for the return to Weston; state of him.

self and Mrs. Unwin . . . . 73

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. Aug. 26, 1792. On the death

of his sister; invitation to Eartham . . 75

To Lady Hesketh. Aug. 26, 1792. Company at Ear-

tham; his own state and Mrs. Unwin's ; portrait of

Cowper by Romney . . . . 77

To Mrs Charlotte Smith. Sept. 1792. Sympathy of

himself and Hayley in her misfortunes : remark on an

expression in her letter ; state of Mrs. Unwin . 79

TO Lady Hesketh. Sept. 9, 1792. Reasons for pre-

ferring Weston to Eartham ; state of Mrs. Unwin;

arrangements for their return; character of Mr.

Hurdis . . .

Cowper's occupations at Eartham .

. . 82

Account of Andreini's Adamo, which suggested to

Milton the design of his Paradise Lost

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To Mrs. Courtenay. Sept. 10, 1792. Reference to the

French Revolution ; state of Mrs. Unwin; remem-

brances to friends at Weston . . .

Departure from Eartham .

To William Hayley, Esq. Sept. 18, 1792. Cowper's

feelings on his departure
To the same. Sept. 21, 1792. Particulars of his journey

and arrival at Weston . .

To the same. Oct. 2, 1792. Unsuccessful attempt at

writing o n e's impatience for
To the same. Oct. 13, 1792. Cowper's impatience for

the arrival of Hayley's portrait ; his intention of pay-

ing a poetical tribute to Romney . . . 91

To Mrs. King. Oct. 14, 1792. Reference to the visit to

Eartham . . .

. . 93

To the Rev. John Newton, Oct, 18, 1792. His em-

ployments at Eartham; and indisposition at Weston,

urged as an excuse for not writing ; reference to his

visit to Hayley

. 94.

To John Johnson, Esq. Oct. 19, 1792. On bis expected

visit; Cowper's unfitness for writing. . . 97

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To John Johnson, Esq. Oct. 22, 1792. Reflections on

J.'s sitting for his picture . . . . 98

To William Hayley, Esq. Oct. 28, 1792 Cowper com-

plains of his unfitness for literary labour, and the
grievance that Milton is to him ; sonnet addressed to

. ib.

To John Johnson, Esq. Nov.5, 1792. Cowper's opinion

of his Homer .

To Samuel Rose, Esq. Nov. 9, 1792. Hindrances to his

literary labours ; Mrs. Unwin's situation and his own

depression of spirits; he consents to the prefixing

his portrait to a new edition of bis poems

101

To the Rev. John Newton. Nov. 11, 1792. Apology

for not writing to him ; his gloomy state of mind . 103

To John Johnson, Esq. Nov. 20, 1792. Thanks him

for his verses; his engagement to supply the new
clerk of Northampton with an annual copy of verses ;

reference to his indisposition . . . 104

To William Hayley, Esq. Nov. 25, 1792. Acknowledg-

ment of his friendship; his acceptance of the office

of Dirge-writer to the new clerk of Northampton . 106

To the Rev. John Newton. Dec. 9, 1792. Reasons for

not being in haste with Milton; injurious effect of

the season on his spirits .

To Joseph Hill, Esq. Dec. 16, 1792. Political reflec-

tions with reference to the quesiton of Parliamentary

Reform, reformation of the Church, and the rights of

Catholics and Dissenters

.

108

First agitation of the question of Parliamentary Reform . 110

To Thomas Park, Esq. Dec. 17,1792. Obstacles to his

writing while at Mr. Hayley's, and since his return

home; on Johnson's intention of prefixing his portrait

to his poems . .

• .111

Anecdote of Mrs. Boscawen .

. . 113

To William Hayley, Esq. Dec. 26, 1792. The year ’92

a most melancholy one to him . . . ib.

To Thomas Park, Esq. Jan. 3, 1793. Introduction of

Mr. Rose to him ; Cowper refers to a remedy recom-

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