What is Cowper?

  • (noun): English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709).
    Synonyms: William Cowper
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Spencer Cowper - Family
... Cowpers eldest son William Cowper was clerk of parliament and the father of General William Cowper of Hertingfordbury Park (MP) ... His second son, John, was the father of William Cowper the poet ... and a barrister, and the father of Theodora Cowper (with whom the poet fell in love) and Harriot Cowper (Lady Hesketh) ...
Leopold Copeland Parker Cowper - Lieutenant Governor
... In May 1863 Cowper was selected as candidate for lieutenant governor of the Restored government to replace a candidate from Berkeley County who had withdrawn ... for governor and attorney general were unopposed, Cowper was challenged by Gilbert S ... Although Cowper was not slated to assume his new office until January 1864, Governor Francis Harrison Pierpont appointed him lieutenant governor on ...
Spencer Cowper - Career
... Cowper subsequently represented Bere Alston in 1705 and was re-elected at the 1708 election ... With the accession of George II in 1727, Cowper was made attorney-general to the duchy of Lancaster, and then in 1727 a judge of the common pleas ... Cowper died on 10 December 1728 and was buried at the family seat Hertingfordbury where a monument to him by Louis-Fran├žois Roubiliac was erected ...

More definitions of "Cowper":

  • (noun): English poet who wrote hymns and poetry about nature (1731-1800).
    Synonyms: William Cowper

Famous quotes containing the word cowper:

    There is a Book
    By seraphs writ with beams of heavenly light,
    On which the eyes of God not rarely look,

    A chronicle of actions just and bright—
    There all thy deeds, my faithful Mary, shine;
    And since thou own’st that praise, I spare thee mine.
    —William Cowper (1731–1800)

    Now let us sing, Long live the king,
    And Gilpin long live he;
    And when he next doth ride abroad,
    May I be there to see!
    —William Cowper (1731–1800)

    Knowledge, a rude unprofitable mass,
    The mere materials with which wisdom builds,
    Till smoothed and squared and fitted to its place,
    Does but encumber whom it seems to enrich.
    Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much;
    Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
    —William Cowper (1731–1800)