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The Life of William Cowper, Esq (Volume 1-2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R789
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq (Volume 1-2) (Paperback): Robert Southey

The Life of William Cowper, Esq (Volume 1-2) (Paperback)

Robert Southey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1858 Excerpt: ... which she has not yet answered, nor is likely to answer hereafter. It gave us both much concern, but her more than me; I suppose, because, my mind being necessarily occupied in my work, I had not so much leisure to browze upon the wormwood that it contained. The purport of it is, a direct accusation of me, and of her an accusation implied, that we have both deviated into forbidden paths, and lead a life unbecoming the gospel; that many of my friends in London are grieved, and the simple people of Olney astonished; that he never so much doubted of my restoration to Christian privileges as now;--in short, that I converse too much with people of the world, and find too much pleasure in doing so. He concludes with putting your mother in mind, that there is still an intercourse between London and Olney, by which he means to insinuate that we cannot offend against the decorum that we are bound to observe, but the news of it will most certainly be conveyed to him.--We do not at all doubt it. We never knew a lie hatched at Olney that waited long for a bearer; and though we do not wonder to find ourselves made the subjects of false accusation in a place ever fruitful in such productions, we do, and must wonder a little, that he should listen to them with so much credulity. I say this, because, if he had heard only the truth, or had believed no more than the truth, he would not, I think, have found either me censurable, or your mother. And that ihc should be suspected of irregularities is the more wonderful, (for wonderful it would be at any rate, ) because she sent him, not long before, a letter conceived in such strains of piety and spirituality, as ought to have convinced him that she, at least, was no wanderer. But what is the fact? and how do we spend our time i...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Robert Southey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 254
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-85332-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-150-85332-8
Barcode: 9781150853326

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