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All articles & reviews tagged with william-cowper

Review

August 2007
Reviews > Book

Travel with William Cowper

Recently I happened to visit both Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and East Dereham in Norfolk – the birth and burial places respectively of that troubled yet trusting soul, William Cowper. These towns mark the beginning and the end of this travel guide, the 13th in the series. For those unacquainted with this excellent series, each…

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Historical

April 2000
Articles > Historical

William Cowper’s Pastor

William Cowper, poet and hymn writer, was constitutionally incapable of facing the rigours of life. He had an 'inherited mental imbalance, a physical deformity and a natural melancholic disposition' wrote a contemporary. The loss of five siblings, and of his mother just before he turned six, made an early impression on his sensitive mind.…

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Historical

July 1995
Articles > Historical

Hannah More

Covent Garden theatre was viewed by eighteenth-century evangelicals as the greatest corrupter of morals in the kingdom. Playwrights spent their lives dreaming of putting on plays there as the crown of their life's work. One popular dramatist Hannah More, though very young, succeeded in having her plays run for weeks on end at Covent…

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