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113 To the Rev. J. Newton. Nations act under the direction of Pro-

vidence

Feb. 8 161

114 To J. Hill, Esq. Favourable reception given to his Poems Feb, 13 162

115 To the same. Dr. Franklin's Letter transcribed

Feb. 20 ib,

116 To the same. Nations like Auts; Etching of the late Chancellor

163

117 To the Rev. J. Newton. Reflections on the Illness of a Friend April 5

ib.

118 To the same. On Simplicity of Preaching

May 5 164

119 To the Rev. W.Unwin. On a Sermon of Paley's

May 12 165

120 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Loss of Friends a Tax on long life May 26 166

121 To the Rev. J. Newton. Death of Mrs. C.

May 31 ib.

122 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Character of the Rev. Mr. Bull

June 8 167

123 To the Rev. J. Newton. On his Ecclesiastical History ;

markable Mists

June 13 168

124 To the same. On religious zeal

June 17 169

125 To the same. Translation of Mr. Newton's Letter into Dutch June 19 170

126 To the Rev. J. Newton. His love of home; style of Robertson and

Gibbon

July 27 ib.

127 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On Ballads; anecdote of his goldfinch

Aug.4 172

128 To the same. Madame Guion's Poems

Sept. 7 174

129 To the Rev. J. Newton. On his recovery from a fever; story of a

clerk in a public office

Sept. 8 175

130 To the same. Description of a visit to Mr.

Sept. 23 176

131 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Philosophers happy; air balloons

Sept. 29 177

132 To the Rev. J. Newton. Tendency of the gospel to promote the

happiness of mankind

Oct. 6 178

133 To the same. On the American Loyalists

Oct. 180

134 To J. Hill, Esq. Comforts of a winter evening

Oct. 20 182

Origin of the Task

183

Its progress related in Passages from letters to Mr. Bull

ib.

A sudden end of the Poet's Intercourse with Lady Austen

185

135 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Reflections on the unkind behaviour of

Acquaintance

Nov. 10 187

136 To the same. Same subject; L'Estrange's Josephus

Nov. 24 188

Remarks on a Poem of Cowper entitled Valediction'

190

137 To the same. Account of Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton

191

1784.

138 To the same. East India Company's Charter

Jan. 3 193

139 To the Rev. J. Newton, Departure of the old year

· Jan. 18 194

140 To the Rev. W. Unwin. State of departed spirits

Jan. 195

141 To the Rev. J. Newton. On East India Affairs ; Lines of Dr.

Jortin translated

Jan. 25 197

142 To the Rev. J. Newton. Title and Motto for a work of Mr.

Feb. 1 199

143 To the same. Our forefathers not nervous ; Adam as he appeared

in a dream

Feb. 10 200

144 To the same. Secret charity at Olney ; Parliamentary debates Feb. 201

145 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Difficulty in writing to strangers

Feb. 23 202

146 To the Rev. J. Newton. On the Theological Miscellany; Car-

raccioli

March 8 204

147 To the same. Style and spirit of Mr. Newton's apology; Easi
India patronage

March 11 ib.

148 To the same. Works of Carraccioli

March 19 205

149 Tu the same. Visit of a Candidate

March 29 206

150 To the same. Danger of trifling with our Maker; Farthquake in

Calabria

April 208

151 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Beattie and Blair; origin of language : April 5 ib.

152 To the same. Observations on Blair's Lectures

April 25 210

153 To the Rev. J. Newton. Difference of style between Beattie and

Blair

April 26 211

154 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On Face-painting

May 3 213

155 To the same. Declines writing a sequel to • John Gilpin’

May 8 215

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156 To the Rev. J. Newton. Dr. Johnson's favourable opinion of his

Poems

May 2:2 216

157 To the same. Same subject

June 25

153 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Tax on candles

July 3

ib.

159 To the Rev. J. Newton. Mythology of the ancients; the new taxes July 5 219

160 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Vincent Bourne; Hume's Essay on

Suicide

July 12 221

161 To the Rev. J. Newton.

Madness sometimes humorous and

sometimes whimsical

July 19 222

162 To the Rev. J. Newton. Pleasant situation of Lymington ; Mr.

Gilpin

163 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On the inhabitants of the islands in the

July 28 ib.

Pacific Ocean

August 14 223

164 To the Rev. J. Newton. Captain Cook's last voyage

August 16 225

165 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Publication of the “Tusk'

Sept. 11 226

166 To J. Hill, Esq. Dr. Cotton truly a philosopher

Sept. 11 227

167 To the Rev. J. Newton. Effect of sounds

ib.

168 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Punctuation of blank verse

Oct. 2 229

169 To the Rev. J. Newtun. On unconnected thoughts ; death of

Captain Cook

Oct. 9 230

170 To the Rev. W. Unwin. 'The tendency of the Task' and of all

his writings

Oct. 10 232

171 To the same.

On his poem Tirocinium

Oct. 20 233

172 To the Rev. J. Newton. Sandwich Islanders

Oct. 30 235

173 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Reasons why an Author may wish to

keep his work secret

Nov. 1 236

174 To J. Hill, Esq. On the death of his mother

Nov. 238

175 To the Rev. J. Newton. His poems, the Task' and Tiroci-
nium'

November 27 ib.

176 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Same subject

Nov, 29 240

177 To the Rev. J. Newton. On the titles to the different books of

the Task

December 13 241

178 To the w. Unwin. Inscription of Tirocinium ;' Compliment to

Bishop Bagot

December 18 2013

179 To the Rev. J. Newton. On his poem being called the iTask Dec. 24 244

180 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Subject of his poein • Tirocinium'

245

1785.

181 To the Rev. W. Unwiu. Death of Dr. Johnson, and an Epitaph

January 15 ib.

182 To the same. On two

small

poems,

the Poplar Field and the

Rose'

February 7 247

183 To the same. Reflections on the impatience of authors

March 20 249

184 To the same. Celebrity of John Gilpin'

April 30 250

185 To J. Hill, Esq. Description of his Boudoir at Olney

June 25 252

186 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Account of a violent thunder storm

July 27

ib.

187 To the same. Dr. Johnson's Journal

Aug. 27 254

Cowper's correspondence with Lady Hesketh renewed by the pub.

lication of his second volume

256

188 To Lady Hesketh. On her return to England

ib.

189 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Translation of Homer

Oct. 22 238

190 To Lady Hesketh. Obligations to a friend not irksome; some

account of his affairs

Nov. 9 259

191 To the same. Disinterestedness of his affection

261

192 To the Rev. W. Bagot. Bishop Bagot's Charge

Nov.9 262

193 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Publishing his Homer by Subscription Dec. 24 ib.

194 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Same Subject

Dec. 24 263

195 To the Rev. W. Unwin. Same subject; anecdotes of the poor
at Ciney

Dec. 31 ib.

1786.

196 To Lady Hesketh. Correcting his poems

Jan, 10 265

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197 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On his visiting Lady Hesketh ; on

Homer

Jan. 14 266

193 To the Rev. W. Bagot. Translation of Homer

Jan. 15 267

199 To the same. Dr. Maty's Opinion of the “Task’

Jan. 23 268

200 To Lady Hesketh. On receiving a Snuff-box, with portraits of

his three hares

Jan. 31 269

201 To the same. On her promised visit to Olney

Feb. 9 270

202 To the same. Vexations attendant on a variety of criticisms ;

the Chancellor's promise

Feb. 11 272

203 To the same. On their expected meeting at Olney; Homer F.b. 19 273

204 To the Rev. W. Bagot. Death of Mrs. Bagot

Feb. 27 273

205 To Lady Hesketh. Elisions, in some instances allowable

March 6 ib.

206 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On the translation of Homer

March 13 277

207 To J. Hill, Esq. Same subject.

April 5 278

203 To Lady Hesketh. On her postponing her visit ; description of

the vicarage

April 17 ib.

209 To the same.

Her letters his comfort

April 24 280

210 To the same.

Dr. Maty's critique on his Homer ; description of

his own feelings

May 8 281

211 To the same. Pain and pleasure on

a long-absent

friend

May 15 284

212 To the Rev. W. Bagot. Submission to the will of God; Horace's

advice to authors

May 20 286

213 To Lady Hesketh. Gives up meeting her at Newport ; lines in

the. Task;' State of his nerves

May 25 288

214 To the same. Beauties of the Spring; his spirits less depressed May 29 290

215 To the same. His feelings on her expected arrival ; Mr. and

Mrs. Throckmorton

June 4 and 5 291

216 To J. Hill, Esq. His time much occupied by Homer ; the

Chancellor's Illness

June 9 293

Visit of Lady Hesketh to Cowper, at Olney

ib.

Extracts from his letters to the Rev. Mr. Bull

294

Poem on Friendship

296

Cowper's Residence in Olney

302

His removal to Weston

303

First mention of Mr. Rose, the Barrister

ib.

1786.

217 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Lady Hesketh's Visit, and the Village of

Weston

June 19 304

218 To the Rev. W. Unwin. The arrival of Lady Hesketh ; residence
in Olney; Latin books for young readers

ib.

219 To the Rev. Walter Bagot. Revisal of his Homer

July 4 306

220 To the Rev. W. Unwin. On his Homer

Aug. 24 307

On his compositions

308

His state of mind. Verses to Miss c. on her

birth-day

ib.

2:23 To the same. On declining to write on a subject proposed to him

309

224 To the same. Letter writing, illustrated by a simile in rhyme-

State of the Nation

310

On his poem of the ' Lily and the Rose

311

The Poet Churchill

312

First Poetry, a translated Elegy of Tibullus

313

2:8 To the Rev. Walter Bagot.

Milton's blank verse, and Revisal

Aug. 31 314

229 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Mischance that happened to part of his

translation of Homer

Oct. 6 315

230 To the Rev. Walter Bagot. Change of liabitation

Nov. 17 ib.

231 To Lady Hesketh. A poet's hermitage

Nov. 26 316

On the death of Mr. Unwin

Dec. 4 318

233 To R. Smith, Esq. On the same subject

Dec. 9 319

234 To Lady llesketh. On the same subject

Dec. 9

320

235 To Joseph Hill, Esq. On the same subject

Dec. 9 321

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236 To Lady Hesketh. On praise to a poet

Dec. 21 3:21

1787.

237 To the Rev. Walter Bagot. Homer's descriptions of slaughter ;

Praise of the author, and Mr. Unwin

Jan. 3 322

238 To Lady Hesketh. On Homer, and his song of the Rose'

Jan. 8 323

239 To the same. Obliged by indisposition to suspend his Homer ;

on Dreams, and a visit from Mr. Rose

Jan. 18 324

240 To S. Rose, Esq. His indisposition; Burn's poems

July 24 325

241 To the same. On his reviving health ; Barclay's Argenis, and

Burns

Aug. 27 326

242 To Lady Hesketh. On the Family at Weston Hall

Aug. 30 327

243 To the same. Books he had read

Sept. 4 328

214 To the same. On a lady whom he met at the Hall

Sept. 15 ib.

245 To the same. On the Memoirs of Baron de Tott

Sept. 29 329

246 To S. Rose, Esq. On leaving the country after the death of his

father

Oct. 19 330

247 To Lady Hesketh. On a kitten and a leech. The · Retired
Cat,' a poem

Nov. 10 ib.

248 To Joseph Hill, Esq. On his own studies

Nov. 16 333

249 To Lady Hesketh. 'Beauties of Weston; the Clerk of North-

ampton ; on a Paper in the Mirror; anecdote of a beggar Nov. 27 334

250 To the game. On his neighbours

Dec. 4 335

251 To the Rev. W. Bagot. On Homer and Bishop Bagot

Dec. 6 336

252 To Lady Hesketh. On a Ball, and his Translation

Dec. 10 337

253 To S. Rose, Esq. On his Homer ; talents given by nature Dec. 13 338

1788.

254 To Lady Hesketh. On verses by Mr. Merry ; inoculation

Jan. 1 339

255 To the Rev. W. Bagot. On Bishop Bagot and his Homer

Jan. 5 310

256 To Lady Hesketh. Reasons for writing few occasional poems;

on a print of Bunbury's

Jan. 19 341

257 To the game. On his own anxiety

Jan. 30 343

258 To the same. On trouble as the portion of mortality; on reading

a book of his Iliad to Mr. Greatheed

Feb. 1

259 To Samuel Rose, Esq. Improvement of time; on the reflection

of Glaucus

Feb. 14 344

260 To Lady Hesketh. On his own melancholy; Hannah More,

and Hasting's trial

Feb. 16 346

261 To the same. On Burke's invective

Feb. 22 347

262 To the same. A fox chase

March 3 348

263 To the same. On a book entitled "The Manners of the Great March 12 349

264 To General Cowper. On his poem upon the slave trade. “The

Morning Dream,' a ballad

350

265 To the Rev. W. Bagot. On “The Manners of the Great," and

his Homer

March 19 351

266 To Samuel Rose, Esq." Depression of spirits. Dr. Clarke

352

267 To Lady Hesketh. On his poem upon the slave trade

March 31 353

268 To the same. Smollett's Don Quixote ; on his friend Mr. Rowley May 6 354

269 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Books that he had lost

May 8 355

270 To Laıly Hesketh. Ou Mrs. Montague

May 12 356

271 To Joseph Hill, Esq. On two prints, Crazy Kate, and the Lace-

maker; Bust of Paris

ib.

272 To Lady Hesketh. Same subject ; Mrs. Montague

May 27 357

273 To the same. Sufferings from the east wind; extraordinary adver-

tisement of a Dancing, master

June 3 358

274 To Joseph Hill, Esq. Death of Ashley Cowper

June 8 359

275 To Lady Hesketh. On the same subject

June 10 ib.

276 To the same.

On the same subject

June 15 360

277 To the Rev. Walter Bagot. On scenes of horror

June 17 361

278 To S. Rose, Esq. On a dry season

June 23 362

279 To Ludy lesketh. On his own expectations; anecdote of his dog

Beau

June 27 363

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280 To the same.

ne. On the Lime Walk at Weston ; account of living

authors

July 28 364

281 To the same. Favourable reception of the “Task;" Mr. Bacon the

sculptor

Aug. 9 365

282 To S. Rose, Esq. Solicitude for a friend

Aug. 18 366

283 To the same. On the oak called Judith ; on improper fears Sept. 11 367

Verses on a Spaniel

368

284 To the same." A riddle on finishing the Iliad; death of a bullfinch Sept. 25 369

255 To the same. Vincent Bourne ; invitation to his friend

Nov. 30 ib.

286 To Robert Smith, Esq.

Dec. 20 370

1789.

287 To S. Rose, Esq. On memory; Sir J. Hawkins

Jan. 19 371

283 To the same. On accidents

Jan. 24 372

289 To the Rev. William Bagot. Progress in Homer

Jan. 29

290 To S. Rose, Esq. On Hawkins Brown

May 20 373

Poem on the Queen's visit to London

ib.

291 To the same. Cuckoo clocks ; Boswell's Tour

June 5 375

292 To the Rev. W. Bagot. Compliments on the marriage of his friend June 16 376

293 To S. Rose, Eng. On Hawkins and Boswell

June 20 ib.

294 To Mrs. Throckmorton. Poetical talents of a friend ; incidents at

the Hall

July 18 377

295 To S. Rose, Esq. Improvement of time in early life

July 23

ib.

296 To the same. Mrs. Piozzi's Travels

Ang. 8 378

297 To the same. Variations in our summers; remark on Mr. L. Sept. 24 379

298 To the same. On receiving several presents; a sportive imitation
of the Odyssey

Oct. 4 ib.

299 To Joseph Hill, Esq. French Revolution.

Dec. 18 380

300 To the Rev. W. Bagot. On Villoison's Homer

ib.

301 To the same. The same subject

381

1790.

302 To S. Rose, Esq. On his health ; remarks on a passage in Homer Jan. 3 382

303 To Lady Hesketh. On his kinsman's poem; expectation of the

critics on his Homer

Jan. 23 383

304 To S. Rose, Esq. Bentley's remarks on Homer

Feb. 2 381

305 To Lady Hesketh. Verses to Mrs. Throckmorton

Feb, 9385

306 To Lady Hesketh. Anxiety for a female relation; on receiving his

mother's picture

Feb. 26

ib.

307 To Mis. Bodham. On his mother's picture

Feb, 27 386

308 To J. Johuson, Esq. Praise of Mrs. Bodham; invitation to Weston Feb. 28 388

309 To Lady Hesketh. On the Test Act

March 8 389

310 To S. Rose. Esq. Solicitude for his friend's health

March 11 390

311 To Mrs. Throckmorton. A lady's remarks on his Homer March 21 391

312 To Lady Hesketh. On the style he introduced in his translation

of Homer

March 22 ib.

313 To J. Johnson, Esq. Remarks on Longinus

March 23 393

314 To the same. On Lavater ; particular studies recommended April 17 394

315 To Lady Hesketh. Completion of his translation

April 19 395

316 To the same. On pictures of both his parents

April 30

317 To Mrs. Throckmorton. Village incidents

May 10 396

318 To Lady Hesketh

May 28 397

319 To the same. On a poetical application

June 3 ib.
320 To J. Johnson, Esq. On particular studies

June 7 ib.

321 To S. Rose, Esq. On early marriages; a riddle

June 8 398

322 To Lady Hesketh. Reflections on seeing an old woman two in-

scriptions for a grove of oaks

June 17 399

323 To the Rev. W. Bagot. African serpents and ants; on Bishop Ba-

got's removal

June 22 400

324 To Mrs. Bodham. On letter-writing

June 29 401

3:25 To Lady Hesketh. Mrs. Unwin's illness; on the French Revolu-

tion

July 7 402

326 To J. Johnson, Esq. Danger of music engrossing too much time July 8 403

327 To the same.

Cautions against an heedless inattention to friends July 31

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