William Cowper (26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. 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.
The Life of William Cowper
The Progress of Error
Tirocinium; or, a Review of Schools
The Olney Hymns
Translations from the French of Madame de la Mothe Guion
Translations from Vincent Bourne