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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

William Cowper (1731–1800)

Cowper, William. An English poet; born in Great Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, Nov. 15, 1731; died at East Dereham, Norfolk, April 25, 1800. His works include: ‘Poems’ (1782); ‘The Task’ (1785); ‘Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey’ (1791); ‘Poems’ (1798); etc. ‘John Gilpin’ first appeared in book form with ‘The Task.’ Some of his hymns are among the best known of English religious pieces. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).