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To William Hayley, Esq. Dec. 17, 1793. With a new
Plan for the removal of Cowper and Mrs. Unwin to
His translations of Latin and Greek epigrams, and of
Cowper's attachment to his Cousin, Miss Theodora Jane
Sketch of the character, and account of the last illness of
The Rev. W. Cawthorne Unwin
Description of the Tree
Letter to John Thornton, Esq. on a severe criticism of his
first volume of poems in the “Analytical Review" ib.
The Wish, an English version by Mr. Ostler
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