Journal Volume: 5

Critical Writing on William Cowper, 2013–2014

Critical Writing on William Cowper, 2013–2014 Ashley Chantler Periodical Articles, Essays, Notes Buie, Diane, ‘William Cowper: A Religious Melancholic?’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 36.1 (2013), 103-119. Chantler, Ashley, ‘Critical Writing on William Cowper, 2011–2012’ and ‘Additions to “Critical Writing on William Cowper, 1980–2010”’, Cowper and Newton Journal, 3 (2013), 50-52. Clucas, Tom, ‘Editing Milton During

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William Cowper, ‘The Poplar-Field’

William Cowper, ‘The Poplar-Field’ B. Hutchings New: watch this short film taken at the location of ‘The Poplar-Field’ by the Cowper & Newton Museum The Poplars are fell’d, farewell to the shade And the whispering sound of the cool colonnade, The winds play no longer and sing in the leaves, Nor Ouse on his bosom their image

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Mark Rutherford Recalls Cowper: A Study of Some Allusions

Mark Rutherford Recalls Cowper: A Study of Some Allusions Vincent Newey We have learnt, however, from Zachariah that even before Wordsworth’s days people were sometimes touched by dawn or sunset. The morning cheered, the moon lent pathos and sentiment, and the stars awoke unanswerable interrogations in Cowfold, although it knew no poetry, save Dr. Watts,

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Dr Cotton and the Collegium Insanorum at St Albans

Dr Cotton and the Collegium Insanorum at St Albans Richard Stern Dr Nathaniel Cotton (1705-88) is usually remembered for his association with the poets William Cowper and Edward Young, but he was a successful poet in his own right, and a physician who was highly regarded, not least by Cowper himself.  This article will indicate

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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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Jane Darcy, Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640–1816

Cowper and Newton Journal Book Review Jane Darcy, Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640–1816. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xii + 235 pp. ISBN: 978-1-137-27108-2. R. Owens Writing in The Rambler in 1750, Samuel Johnson famously declared that ‘no species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than biography’. ‘Narratives of the lives of particular persons’, he

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Neil Curry, William Cowper: A Revaluation

Cowper and Newton Journal Book Review Neil Curry, William Cowper:  A Revaluation.  London:  Greenwich Exchange, 2015.  278 pp.  ISBN:  978-1-906075-86-6. £16.99 (pbk) B. Hutchings A new critical biography of William Cowper is an event to be welcomed.  Neil Curry is very well qualified to be its author.  In 2011 Greenwich Exchange published his Six Eighteenth-Century

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David Higgins: Romantic Englishness

Cowper and Newton Journal Book Review David Higgins, Romantic Englishness: Local, National, and Global Selves, 1780-1850. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. 225pp. ISBN: 978-1-137-41162-4. Helen Stark Romantic Englishness is a thoughtful and careful exploration of the complex interactions between local, national, transnational and global identities in Romantic autobiographical writing. Taking Englishness as his organising principle, Higgins

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