Journal Author: Emma C. Salgard Cunha

Lyric Sincerity: Cowper and the Sapphic Hymn

Lyric Sincerity: Cowper and the Sapphic Hymn Emma Salgård Cunha Introduction This essay offers a reading of Cowper’s Sapphic ode ‘Hatred and Vengeance’ (1774), placing it within two conjoined poetic traditions – that of hymnody and that of the eighteenth-century lyric.  I wish to argue that Cowper’s use of the Sapphic provides a peculiar insight

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