1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. William Cowper of Chester

Robert Watt, in Bibliotheca Britannica (1824) 1:265.



A Practitioner of Physic for many years at Chester, with great reputation; died 1767. — A Summeary of the Life of St. Werbaugh; with an historical account of the images upon her shrine, now the episcopal throne in the choir of Chester. Collectef from ancient chronicles and old writers, by a citizen of Chester. Published for the benefit of the Charity School, Chester. 1749, 4to. He is said to have stolen this work from the MSS. of Mr. Stone, and therefore gained him little respect. — Il Penseroso, an Evening's Contemplation of St. John's church-yard, Chester; a Rhapsody, written more tha twenty years ago, and now first published. Illustrated with Notes, historical and explanatory, London, 1767, 4to.