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

William Cowper ( /ˈkuːpər/ KOO-pər; 26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge called him "the best modern poet", whilst William Wordsworth particularly admired his poem Yardley-Oak. He was a nephew of the poet Judith Madan.

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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 ... parliament and a barrister, and the father of Theodora Cowper (with whom the poet fell in love) and Harriot Cowper (Lady Hesketh) ...
Hertford (UK Parliament Constituency) - Members of Parliament - Hertford Borough (1298-1885) - 1640-1868
1643 Fanshawe disabled from sitting - seat vacant 1645 William Leman December 1648 Cranborne not recorded as sitting after Pride's Purge 1653 Hertford was unrepresented in the Barebones ... Edward Spencer Cowper Whig Nicolson Calvert Whig 1817 Viscount Cranborne Tory 1823 Thomas Byron 1826 Thomas Slingsby Duncombe Radical 1830 Viscount ... William Francis Cowper Whig Viscount Mahon Conservative 1852 Thomas Chambers Whig 1857 Sir Walter Minto Townshend-Farquhar Conservative 1859 Liberal 1866 Robert Dimsdale ...
Cowper (surname)
... Cowper (pronounced Cowper or Cooper depending on family) is a surname of several persons Bob Cowper (born 1940), Australian cricketer Charles Cowper (18 ... Spencer Cowper (1670–1728), British MP and barrister Steve Camberling Cowper (born 1938), American politician and governor of Alaska William Cowper of Galloway (1568–1619), bishop ...

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  • (noun): English surgeon who discovered Cowper's gland (1666-1709).
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    A man renowned for repartee
    Will seldom scruple to make free
    With friendship’s finest feeling,
    Will thrust a dagger at your breast,
    And say he wounded you in jest,
    By way of balm for healing.
    —William Cowper (1731–1800)