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AND
A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE.

BY HIS KINSMAN,

J OHN JOHNSON, LL.D.

Rector of YAxHAM with welborne,
IN NORFO. L.R.

HIS VIRTUES ForM'D THE MAGIC of His son G.

CowPER's EPITAPH.

LONDON:

rRINTED Fort F. c. AND J. RivingtoN : LAw AND WHITAKER; LoNGMAN AND
co.; capell ANd Davies; BLAck, PARRY AND Co.; J. Black; John Richard-
sos; JAMEs Richandson; J. Hatch ARD; shenwood, Neely, ANd Jones;
R. scholey ; J. BookER ; suTTABY AND Co.; John shARP ; Baldwin,
cRApock, AND Jox; GALE, curtis, AND FENNER: T. HAMILton; R. Hu NTER;
cow IE AND co.; AND John Robinson : AND Fon Robinson, son, AND
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TO THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE

EAR L SPEN CER.

MY LORD,

A GENERAL request having encouraged me to become the Editor of a more complete collection of the posthumous Compositions of my revered Relation, the Poet Cow PER, than has hitherto appeared, I consider it as my duty to the deceased, to inscribe the Volume that contains them to his exalted Friend, by whom the genius of the Poet was as justly appretiated, as the virtues of the Moralist were effectually patronized. It would be impertinent in me to attempt any new encomium on a Writersohighly endeared to every cultivated mind in that country which it. was the favourite exercise of his patriotic spirit

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