The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems, Correspondence and Translations. with a Life of the Author by the Editor, Robert Southey Volume 7

The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems, Correspondence and Translations. with a Life of the Author by the Editor, Robert Southey Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...place that has deprived us of your company. You know not what you lose by being absent from Weston at this moment. We have just received from Johnny a cask of the best Holland gin, and in a few days I shall receive from Charlotte Smith resent of her novel, not yet published, entitled the Old Manor House, in three volumes. How happy wouldst thou find thyself in the enjoyment of both these articles at once! If thou wilt not allow that a season of alarm is the season above all others, when petitioners for reasonable grants should be most importunate with govern3nt, thou wilt at least allow that it is the fittest time imaginable for government to give them satisfaction, because it is especially the season when its own interest may be best promoted and secured by doing it. It always desirable to make friends of enemies, but never so desirable as when those possible friends conluing actual enemies have an opportunity to put their enmity in force with most advantage. This seems reasonable, and I hear accordingly that our governors have in reality a design to accede to all that the dissenters have already required, without waiting till they shall apply again. It will be wisely done. But I stand in doubt of the authenticity of my intelligence, merely because a government measure so wise and so just has been a great rarity at all times. Mrs. Wright lately paid a morning visit at the Hall, and the Miss Knapps were with her. In their return they very kindly stopped at our door, to enquire after the health of me and Mrs. Unwin. I behaved, as usual, very ill on the occasion, and did not go out to speak to them; the reason, however, was that being just returned from my walk, and in my slippers, and the day being extremely raw and damp, and having, ..show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123680340X
  • 9781236803405