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Born on November 26
Passed Away on April 25
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William Cowper

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William Cowper William Cowper (1731-1800) was an English poet.

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He trained as a lawyer, but suffered a mental breakdown in 1763 and entered an asylum, where he underwent an evangelical conversion.

He later wrote hymns (including 'God moves in a mysterious way'). His verse includes the six books of The Task in 1785.

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William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist.

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Category: Poets  - ( Poets Archive)

Date Added: 17 December '11

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