Cowper By Goldwin Smith


By Goldwin Smith

  • Release Date: 1910-06-07
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs


In this masterful biography, Goldwin Smith presents the life and works of William Cowper (1731-1800), whom Samuel Taylor Coleridge called “the best modern poet". Tracing Cowper's life—from his beginnings in England to his death—Smith analyzes his major lyrical works and as well as his hymns. Smith also offers an examination of the writer's lasting influence on Romantic poetry.