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from a drunken party in the night. Remarks on a reli-

gious book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

To Mrs. Throckmorton. April 1. Epigram on the ill suc.

cess of his subscription at Oxford. Mr. Throckmorton's

pamphlet ........ ....... 15

To John Johnson, Esq. April 6. Cambridge. Pressing

him not to delay his visit .......... 17

To Samuel Rose, Esq. April 29. Oxford. Slow pro-

gress of the printers ...... .

18

To the Rev. Walter Bagot. May 2. A Monday letter.

Cowper a physiognomist, but not by rule. Milton's Latin

poems .. .............. 18

To the Rev. Mr. Buchanan. May 11. Promising to un-

dertake a poem on the Four Ages, upon Mr. Buchanan's

suggestion and design .......... 20

To Lady Hesketh. May 18. Cowper's apparent prefer

ence of his first volume to his second ...... 21

To John Johnson, Esq. May 23. Reasons for having

kept secret his translation of the Battle of the Frogs and

Mice. A cold May ............ 22

To Mrs. King. May 26. Uneasy at her long silence.

His release from the press at hand. Her promised visit

not prudently to be delayed .......... 23

To Lady Hesketh. May 27. No just reason why the

printer should be hanged for his delay. Cowper a con-

tented subject, who did not choose to be made otherwise

by reading the Rights of Man ......... 25

To John Johnson, Esq. June 1. ... .... 26

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. June 13. Homer to be pub-

lished at the worst season. Fondness for animals.

Dancing days .............. 27

To Samuel Rose, Esq. June 15. Consoling him for some

ungrateful treatment. Mrs. Balls. Johnson and his sis-

ter at Weston .............. 29

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To Dr. James Cogswell. June 15. Thanks for a present

of books from New York, others sent in acknowledge

ment .......

30

To Lady Hesketh. June 23. Account of his guests from

Norfolk, and their intention of taking a house near him.

The Four Ages .. . . .. .. . .... 33

To the same. June 26. Money-matters. Mr. Johnson.

Improvements at Weston. Instance of his own skill in

physiognomy ...... 35

To the same. June 28. Anxiety concerning Mrs. Un

win's health. Mr. and Mrs. Bodham expected. .. 38

To Mrs. Bodbam. July 7. A letter forgotten. Apolo-

gies needless. Her goodness in consenting to the pro-

posed settlement of her nephew at Weston .... 40

To Lady Hesketh. July 11. Bargain with Mr. Johnson

for his Homer. French politics. His cousin's intention

of settling at Weston frustrated ........ 42

To the Rev. William Bull. July 27. Birmingham riots.

A wager to be determined in the next world ...45

To the Rev. Walter Bagot. Aug. 2. Visit from Lady

Bagot ................ 46

To Mrs. King. Aug. 4. Cowper of a house more than

commonly subject to melancholy. Invitation repeated . 48

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. Aug. 9. His study exposed to

visitors. A subject for a poem properly rejected. Thanks

for comparing his translation with Pope's, and with the

original ................ 49

To John Johnson, Esq. Aug. 9. Good reports of his

translation. Other work proposed to him ..., 52

To Lady Hesketh. Aug. 50. Arrangements for her coming.

Success of his Homer. Correspondence concerning it

with Thurlow .. . .

..52

To Samuel Rose, Esq. Sept. 14. Expected revisal of

Homer. Engaged to edite Milton ...... 55

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To Lord Thurlow. Closing the correspondence'. 83

To the Rev. John Newton. Feb. 20. Amended copy of

his lines for Miss Patty More’s album. Speculations

on the settlements at Botany Bay and Sierra Leone · 84

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. Feb. 21. Thanks for bis stric-

tures on the Homer. Plan of the commentary on Milton

not yet settled .............. 86

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. March 2. Strictures alluded

to. Proposed dedication of Hurdis's Sir Thomas More

accepted. The Throckmortons about to remove from

Weston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

To the Rev. John Newton. March 4. Altered copy of

the album verses. Mr. Courtenay, Sir John Throck-

morton's brother, about to reside at the Hall. Reflec-

tions on the changes of life .......... 89

To Mrs. King. March 8. Her imprudence blamed, in

going to church on Christmas Day, before she was well

recovered from a sharp fit of rheumatism. Verses on

the theft of a pen from the Prince of Wales's inkstand 91

To John Johnson, Esq. March 11. A nightingale heard

on New-year's Day. Lady Hesketh gone. Mr. Rose

expected . . . .. ... ... .. .. 93

To the Rev. John Newton. March 18. He and Mrs. Un-

win contented with their dual state, though happy when

those whom they love were with them. Character of

an old servant, Political remarks ........... 94

To the Rev. Mr. Hurdis. March 23. On his tragedy of

Sir Thomas More, and his Cursory Remarks . ... 96

To Lady Hesketh. March 25. Commencement of his

intercourse with Hayley. Letter from Mr. Park 98

To Samuel Rose, Esq. March 30. Favourable opinion

of Mr. Park's poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

To the same. April 5. Sense of obligations. A secret

enemy suspected .

· · · 100

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