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"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose." -- William Cowper
William Cowper ( "Cooper"; 26 November 1731 — 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.

Cowper suffered from severe manic depression, and although he found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns, he often experienced doubt and feared that he was doomed to eternal damnation. His religious sentiment and association with John Newton (who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace") led to much of the poetry for which he is best remembered.

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Total Books: 531
The Task and Other Poems
2016 - The Task and Other Poems [Classic Poetry] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781533650542
ISBN-10: 1533650543
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Love Letters Of Great Men - Vol 2
2011 - Love Letters of Great Men - Vol 2 (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781936594573
ISBN-10: 1936594579
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Olney Hymns
2010 - Olney Hymns [By J. Newton and W. Cowper] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781148692791
ISBN-10: 1148692797
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The Life and Letters of William Cowper
2010 - The Life and Letters of William Cowper (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781147191059
ISBN-10: 1147191050
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Task A Poem
2010 - The Task a Poem (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781146028707
ISBN-10: 1146028709
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Cowper
2010 - Cowper (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217195164
ISBN-10: 0217195164
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The Task Tirocinium and Other Poems
2010 - The Task Tirocinium and Other Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143315633
ISBN-10: 1143315634
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Poems of William Cowper
2010 - The Poems of William Cowper (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143391668
ISBN-10: 1143391667
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of William Cowper His Life and Letters by W Hayley Ed by TS Grimshawe
The Life and Posthumous Writings of William Cowper by W Hayley Supplementary Pages
Poems
2010 - Poems (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781458897299
ISBN-10: 145889729X
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The Life and Works of William Cowper
2010 - The Life and Works of William Cowper [Volume 7] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780217233323
ISBN-10: 0217233325
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The Works of William Cowper with a Life of the Author by the Editor R Southey
Poems  By William Cowper in Two Volumes
2010 - Poems By William Cowper in Two Volumes [Volume 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217029308
ISBN-10: 0217029302
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The Iliad of Homer Volume 2
2010 - The Iliad of Homer Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143554155
ISBN-10: 1143554159
Genre: Reference
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Expostulation A Poem
2010 - Expostulation a Poem (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143582288
ISBN-10: 1143582284
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Poems by William Cowper Esq Together with His Posthumous Poetry and a Sketch of His Life by John Johnson
The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer Volume 2
2010 - The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143632976
ISBN-10: 1143632974
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The Poetical Works
2010 - The Poetical Works (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143652042
ISBN-10: 1143652045
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2010 - Poems in Three Volumes [Volume 2] (Paperback)
2009 - Poetical Works of William Cowper Ed By R Bell [with Selections From the Works of Robert Lloyd and Others] (Paperback)
2009 - Works (Paperback)
2008 - The Diverting History of John Gilpin [Illustrated Edition - Dodo Press] (Paperback)Hardcover
2008 - Expostulation [1900] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - William Cowper Selected Poems [Fyfield Books] (Paperback)
1996 - The Poems of William Cowper Volume II 1782-1785 [Poems of William Cowper, 1782-1785 Vol. 2] (Hardcover)
1996 - The Poems of William Cowper Volume III 1785-1800 [Cowper, William//Poems of William Cowper] (Hardcover)
1995 - Ride a Cock Horse and Other Rhymes and Stories [Everyman's Library Children's Classics] (Hardcover)
1994 - The Task and Selected Other Poems [Longman Annotated Texts] (Other)Hardcover
1984 - Selected Poems [Fyfield Books] (Paperback)Paperback
Poetical Works Cowper [Oxford Standard Authors] (Hardcover)
Cowper Poetry and Prose [The Reynard library] (Hardcover)
Correspondence of William Cowper The [4 Volumes - BCL1-PR English Literature] (Other)