William Cowper

William Cowper was a hymn writer and poet born in England in 1731. During his lifetime, he was considered one of the most important poets of the day. His work inspired writers like William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Read more about William Cowper.

Epitaph on a Hare

‘Epitaph on a Hare’ by William Cowper describes the relationship between a pet hare and his owner who loved him unconditionally. 

The Poplar Field

‘The Poplar Field’ describes the destruction of a field of poplar trees and how its loss allows a speaker to reflect on his death. 

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