The Cowper & Newton Journal

Volume 8: 2018  Available NOW

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 SPECIAL ISSUE

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Cowper: Home and Away

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Guest editor: Katherine Turner

CONTENTS

  • Editorial

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  • Articles

Cowper Away: a Summer in Sussex –  Alexandra Harris

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‘But now we float’: Cowper, Air-Balloons, and the Poetics of Flight – Erin Lafford

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‘He swam very strong’: Cowper’s ‘The Castaway’ and the Voyage Account Tradition of Maritime Suffering –  Zoë Kinsley   

                                

 Cowper’s ‘The Snail’ – Ben Field

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‘This folio of four pages, happy work!’ : Cowper and the Newspapers –  Katherine Turner

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Cowper and Berkhamsted: Memories and Memorials – Brian Shepherd

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Cowper’s Return Home: Remembering and Working-Through in On the Receipt of My Mother’s Picture – Vincent Newey

                                       

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Volume 7: 2017  is still available

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CONTENTS

  •  Editorial
  •  Articles

‘With what intense desire she wants her home’ :   William Cowper’s influence on  Jane Austen  –   Jane Darcy

The emotional value of home for Cowper and for his admirer Jane Austen.

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Sam Roberts of Weston, Cowper’s ‘Faithful Attendant’  –  James Brannan

Through his research of his ancestor, Sam Roberts, James Brannan is able to significantly correct some of the assumptions made by previous Cowper biographers, and provide fascinating insights into Cowper’s domestic arrangements.

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 Anne Brontë, William Cowper and the Pursuit of Individual Salvation  –  Kimberley Baxton 

How Anne’s reading of Cowper’s work may have provided her with a means of working out her own spiritual ‘home’

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 John Newton’s  Advice on Marriage to John Ryland Jr of Northampton  –  Karen E. Smith

John Newton’s practical and spiritual advice about the choosing of a marriage partner for a minister

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  • Note

An Echo of Cowper in Time of War  –  Vincent Newey

‘God Moves in a Mysterious Way’ &  Vera Brittain’s  ‘Testament of Youth’

  • Book Review

John Bugg (ed.), The Joseph Johnson Letterbook   –  Kate Bostock

A review of John Bugg’s edition of a business letterbook belonging to Cowper’s publisher, Joseph Johnson, which contains five previously unpublished letters form Johnson to Cowper

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