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WILLIAM COW P E R.
ROBERT SOUTHEY, LL.D.,
POET LAUREATE, ETC.
ILLUSTRATED WITH SIXTEEN ENGRAVINGS ON STEEL, AFTER
DRAWINGS BY W. HARVEY.
COMPLETE IN TWO VOLUMES.
LONDON: HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.
This volume contains the Pieces originally published as the second volume of Cowper's Poems, the remainder of his posthumous Poems, and the Translation of Andreini's Adamo, the joint work of Cowper and Hayley at Eartham, when Johnny of Norfolk “acted as Secretary, and committed the composition to paper, as it proceeded from the lips of the two social translators.”
The second Volume had no other preface than the brief advertisement prefixed to the Task. It was thus entitled,
LONDON PRINTED FOR I. JOHNSON AND CO.
“The motto of the whole," says Cowper to Mr. Unwin, “is Fit surculus arbor. If you can put the author's name under it, do so: if not, it must go without one, for I know not to whom to ascribe it. It was a motto taken by a certain Prince of Orange in the year 1733, but not to a poem of his