Title: William Cowper, “Truth,” The Poems of William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner Temple, 91.

Creator: Cowper, William, 1731-1800.

Date: 1800

Bibliographic Citation: Cowper, William. “Truth.” The Poems of William Cowper, Esq. of the Inner Temple. London: J. Johnson, 1800. 90-91.

YP C835 1800

Notes: Here we see a selection from William Cowper’s poem, “Truth.” The passage describes a humble, peasant woman who sits at her door and weaves. The poet contrasts the happiness of the devout woman—she “[j]ust know, and knows no more, her Bible true”—with the faithless Voltaire, the “brilliant Frenchman” and “unhappy bard.” The image that accompanies the poem is strikingly similar to the images presented in the commonplace book as well as the 1829 Forget Me Not.

Language: English

Subject: Cowper, William, 1731-1800. Truth.

Publisher: Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University

is Part Of Exhibition: Interactions of Script and Print in the Nineteenth Century

Exhibition Theme: Script and Print

Call Number: YP C835 1800

Image Identifier: YP_C835_1800_p90-91