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William Cowper pronounced Cooper is one of the few English hymn writers who ranks highly among the English poets as well Cowper wrote about the simple pleasures of life in the country and expressed a deep concern with human cruelty and suffering The simplicity of his work and his treatment of subjects in nature contrasted directly with societys emphasis on fashion and material things in his time He was an important forerunner of the Romantics though our textbook basically ignores him his unfinished poem Yardley Oak was particularly admired by William Wordsworth Cowper is best known for the humorous ballad The Diverting History of John Gilpin 1783 and The Task 1785 his poem praising rural life Other notable poems include The Poplar Trees and The Castaway Olney Hymn contains his popular hymns God Moves in a Mysterious Way and Oh For a Closer Walk With God- both of which I have never heard of His autobiographical memoirs were published in 1816 and his letters have been widely read and appreciated providing an intimate picture of Cowper Cowper was born on November 15 1731 in Berkhamsted Hertfordshire in England He was the son of Reverend John Cowper and his wife Ann William was educated at a local boarding school and also the Westminster School He studied law at the Inner Temple in London but never practiced it as a career due to constant mental instability which made him unfit for the profession He suffered from depression all his life and his mental health was always fragile When he was still young he fell in love with his cousin Theodora Cowper but her father and his forbid them to marry Cowper attempted to commit suicide three times In 1763 the prospect of an examination for a job in the House of Lords caused him immensely stressful mental breakdown and he attempted his last suicide He was confined to the St Albans sanitarium from 1763 to 1765 After
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