The Diverting History of John Gilpin
One of R. Caldecott’s Picture Books
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==The diverting history of John
The most characteristic work of the English poet William Cowper (1731-1800) is gentle and pious in mood and deals with retired rural life. He often anticipated the attitudes and subjects of romantic a...
William Cowper's letters are renowned for their seemingly effortless spontaneity. He once asked his young friend William Unwin: "If a Man may Talk without thinking, why may he not Write upon the same ...
William Cowper was the foremost poet of the generation between Alexander Pope and William Wordsworth and for several decades had probably the largest readership of any English poet. From 1782, when ...