Journal Volume: 4

Cowper’s Task: An Unexpected Reference

Cowper’s Task: An Unexpected Reference Vincent Newey While tidying some personal papers recently I rediscovered a letter I received in 1990 from the poet and critic Philip Hobsbaum, then teaching at the University of Glasgow. One of his reasons for writing was to tell me of a reference to Cowper he had come across unexpectedly

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Richard Arnold, Trinity of Discord. The Hymnal and Poetic Innovations of Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper. New York: Peter Lang,

Book Review Richard Arnold, Trinity of Discord. The Hymnal and Poetic Innovations of Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and William Cowper. New York: Peter Lang, 2012. xii + 162 pp. ISBN: 978-1-4331-1904-0 J.R.Watson Professor Arnold is to be commended on his choice of subject. It is good to find critical attention being given to the hymn

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Sincerity and Dread in William Cowper’s Conversion Narratives

Sincerity and Dread in William Cowper’s Conversion Narratives Author: Martha J. Koehler But will sincerity suffice? William Cowper, ‘On Friendship’ (1781)1 Theoretically and historically sophisticated studies of sincerity have abounded in the last decade of literary criticism.2  Along with the related concept of authenticity, sincerity is being scrutinised in ways that attempt to dismantle its

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Book Museum Tickets

Our Museum building remains CLOSED.  We are opening our gardens on limited entry.  The Cowper & Newton Museum gardens will be open to welcome you on Wednesday 5th August 10.30 – 12.15 and Saturday 8th August 10.30 – 12.15

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