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BRITISH POETS.

INCLUDING

TRANSLATIONS.

IN ONE HUNDRED VOLUMES.

LXXX.

COWPER, VOL. II.

CHISWICK:

Printed by C. Whittingham,

COLLEGE HOUSE ;

FOR J. CARPENTER, J. BOOKER, RODWELL AND MARTIN,

G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER, R. TRIPHOOK, J. EBERS,
TAYLOR AND HESSEY, R. JENNINGS, G. COWIE AND CO.
N. HAILES, J. PORTER, B. E. LLOYD AND SON,

C. SMITH, AND C. WHITTINGHAM.

1822.

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Chiswick: FROM THE PRESS OF C. WHITTINGHAM,

COLLEGE HOUSE.

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CONTENTS.

Page

THE TASK, IN SIX BOOKS.

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Book 1. The Sofa ......

2. The Timepiece........

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3. The Garden ......

4. The Winter Evening...........

5. The Winter Morning Walk

108

6. The Winter Walk at Noon............

136

Tirocinium; or, a Review of Schools.................... 168

Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk .... 196

The Castaway...........

......... 198

The Negro's Complaint......................................... 200

Pity for poor Africans...........

.............. 202

The Morning Dream . ......................................... 204

The retired Cat.............. ............................ 205

The Love of the World reproved............ ......... 209

Mutual Forbearance necessary to the Happiness of the

Married State....

210

Love abused ................

.......... 212

Pairing Time anticipated. A Fable ....................... 213

The Moralizer corrected. A Tale...............

215

A Fable ..........

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The Pineapple and Bee ....

218

The Poet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plant .............. 220

The Nightingale and Glowworm.

rm............................. 222

The Dog and the Waterlily. No Fable..

On a Spaniel, called Beau, killing a young Bird......

Beau's Reply..........

The Doves....

227

The Faithful Bird......................

228

The Lily and the Rose.............

230

On a Goldfinch, starved to Death in bis Cage............... 231

The Modern Patriot............

232

Report of an adjudged Case

233

The Judgment of the Poets

234

On a mischievous Bull...

236

The Needless Alarm.......

237

On observing some Names of little Note recorded......... 241

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