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William Cowper

Poet (26-Nov-1731 — 25-Apr-1800)


Conrad Brunström. William Cowper: Religion, Satire, Society. Bucknell University Press. 2004. 207pp.

David Cecil. The Stricken Deer, or The Life of William Cowper. London: Constable & Co.. 1929.

George B. Cheever. William Cowper: His Life, Genius and Insanity. London: Knight and Son. 1856 (circa).

Hugh L'Anson Fausset. William Cowper. London: Jonathan Cape. 1928. 319pp.

Maurice J. Quinlan. William Cowper: A Critical Life. University of Minnesota. 1953. 251pp.

Norma Russell. A Bibliography of William Cowper to 1837. Oxford Bibliographic Society. 1963. 339pp. 438 items.

Charles Ryskamp. William Cowper of the Inner Temple, Esq: A Study of His Life and Works to the Year 1768. Cambridge University Press. 1959. 275pp.

Gilbert Thomas. William Cowper and the Eighteenth Century. London: Ivor Nocholson and Watson. 1935.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.356)

  6. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.97)

  7. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.124-26)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.234)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.126)

  10. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.192)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.123)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.19)

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