Cowper.Hail your benign Instructor, Age and Youth! Charm'd by his Fancy! tutor'd by his Truth! Hail Him a fav'rite Bard of Natures Quire. For all her Heartstrings vibrate to his Lyre!
Published May 1. 1805, by William Miller, Albermarle Street.
Etching with crayon-manner. Plate 280 x 203mm. 11 x 8". Fine impression with large margins.
William Cowper (1731-1800), was an English poet and hymnodist. He managed to change the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing about everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. He was seen as one of the forerunners to the Romantic era of poetry.
Calabi & de Vesme: 795: ii.
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