Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq., with Several of His Most Intimate Friends

Private Correspondence of William Cowper, Esq., with Several of His Most Intimate Friends

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1824 edition. Excerpt: ...is going to be filled by a cousin of mine and her train, who will, I hope, spend the winter with us. I cannot, therefore, repeat my invitation at present, but expect me to be very troublesome on that theme next summer. I could almost scold you for not making Weston in your way home from Bedford. Though I am neither a relation, nor quite eighty-six years of age, believe me I should as much rejoice to see you and Mr. King, as if I were both. Mrs. Unwin has this moment opened the screen, which I admire, and shall find particularly useful.) I send you, my dear madam, the poem I promised you, and shall be glad to send you any thing and every thing I write, as fast as it flows. Behold my two volumes! which, though your old acquaintance, I thought, might receive an additional recommendation in the shape of a present from myself. What I have written I know not, for all has been scribbled in haste. I will not tempt your servant's honesty, who seems by his countenance to have a great deal, being equally watchful to preserve uncorrupted the honesty of my own. I am, my dearest madam, with a thousand thanks for this stroke of friendship, which I Vol. II. M, feel at my heart, and with Mrs. Unwin's very best respects, most sincerely yours, W. C. P. S, My two hares died little more than two years since; one of them aged ten years, the other eleven years and eleven months. Our compliments attend Mr. King. TO MRS. KING. MY DEAR MADAM, Oct. 11, 1788. You are perfectly secure from all danger of being overwhelmed with presents from me. It is not much that a poet can possibly have it in his power to give. When he has presented his own works, he may be supposed to have exhausted all means of donation. They are his only superfluity. There was a time, but that time was...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596765
  • 9781236596765