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Plan for the removal of Cowper and Mrs. Unwin to
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THE

LIFE OF COWPER.

Part the Third--Continued.

In detailing the incidents that oc in the life of Cowper, we recorded, in the close of the last volume, a malevolent report highly injurious to his integrity and honour. In order to recall the fact to the memory of the reader, we insert the statement itself, in the words of Cowper : “ A report is, and has been some time current, in this and the neighbouring counties, that, though I have given myself the air of declaiming against the slave trade, in • The Task,' I am in reality a friend to it; and last night I received a letter from Joe Rye, to inform me, that I have been much traduced and calumniated on this account.”

That the author of “ The Task," a poem distinguished by its tone of pure and elevated morality, and breathing a spirit of most uncompromising hostility against the slave trade—that such a man, at that time in the very zenith of his fame, should be

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