About William Cowper Poems and Letters

Cowper’s great literary achievements are as poet, hymn-writer and translator of Homer. He was one of the greatest English letter-writers, providing a vivid and often comic picture of life in Olney and lively commentary of the political and literary events of the time. His profound thinking about Christianity was never far away.

Lenity To The Lacemakers

On A Spaniel Called Beau

The Dog And The Waterlily

The Poplar Field

Evening In The Spinney

Lion at Fair At Olney

William Cowper at the Cowper Newton Museum