1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Cowper

Anonymous, "On a half-length Portrait of the Poet Cowper, imitated from the Latin of Beauhausen" Imperial Magazine 3 (March 1821) 241.



The hand that half of Cowper drew,
Most prudent we may call;
The Artist, when he painted, knew
That none could paint the whole.