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warm attachment to the leading truths of the gos-
pel Ardent desires to make his volume the
means of conveying them to others.

CHAP. IX.

Commencement of Cowper's acquaintance with

Lady Austin. Pleasure it affords him. Poetic

epistle to her. Her removal to Olney. Benefi-

cial influence of her conversational powers on

Cowper's mind. Occasion of his writing John

Gilpin. Lines composed at Lady Austin's re-

quest. Induced by her to commence writing The

Task. Principal object he had in view in com-

posing it. Sudden and final separation from
Lady Austin. Occasional severity of his depres-
sive malady. Hopes entertained by his friends of
his ultimate recovery. His own opinion upon it.
Pleasing proofs of the power of religion on his
mind. Tenderness of his conscience. Serious
reflections. Aversion to religious deception and
pretended piety. Bigotry and intolerance, with
their opposite vices, levity and indifference, deplor-
ed. Sympathy with the sufferings of the poor.
Enviable condition of such of them as are pious,
compared with the rich who disregard religion.
CHAP. X.

Publication of Cowper's second volume of

poems. Manner in which it was received by the

public. His feelings on the occasion. Great self-

abasement. Renewal of his correspondence with

Lady Hesketh. Acceptance of her proffered as-
sistance. Her projected visit to Olney. Cow-
per's pleasing anticipations of its results. Her
arrival. Cowper's removal from Olney to Weston.
His intimacy with the Throckmortons. Happi-
ness it afforded him.

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severity of Cowper's depression. Is again urged
to write on the Slave Trade. Again declines it.
Assigns particular reasons for it. His indefa-
tigable application to Homer. Notice he took of
passing events. Mr. and Mrs. Newton's visit to
Weston. The pleasure it afforded Cowper. Lady

Hesketh's visit. Completion of the Iliad, and

commencement of the Odyssey. His unwearied

application to Homer not allowed to divert his at-

tention from religion. Occasional composition of

original poetry. Readiness to listen to any altera-`

tion that might be suggested in his productions.

CHAP. XIV.

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Mrs. Unwin much injured by a fall. Cowper's
anxiety respecting her. Continues incessantly
engaged in his Homer. Expresses regret that it
should, in some measure, have suspended his cor-
respondence with his friends. Revises a small
volume of poems for children. State of his mind.
Receives as a present from Mrs. Bodham, a por-
trait of his mother. Feelings on the occasion.
Interesting description of her character. His af-
fectionate attachment to her. Translates a series
of Latin letters from a Dutch minister of the gos-
pel. Continuance of his depression. Is attack-
ed with a nervous fever. Completion of his trans-
lation. Death of Mrs. Newton. His reflections

on the occasion. Again revises his Homer. His

unalterable attachment to religion.

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LIFE OF PHILIP MELANCTHON.

CHAP. I.

The Reformation. Luther. Birth of Melanc-
thon. His education. Early proficiency. Re-
sidence at Pforzheim, Heidelberg and Tubingen.
Takes his degree. Obtains an early and remark-
able celebrity. Honored by Erasmus and Bishop
Latimer. Edits Nauclerus. Renders assistance
to Capnio in his contention with the monks. His
public lectures and literary zeal. His removal to
a Greek Professorship in the University of Wit-

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