William Cowper was an English poet and hymnwriter. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th-century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry
Gift inscription dated 26/03/(19)09 on front endpaper. This ediotion is undated, but Chandos classics were published from the mid 19th century - this is in khaki green cloth covers with titles in gilt to spine.