The Works Of Abraham Cowley

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by Abraham Cowley

Abraham Crowley was one of the leading English poets of the seventeenth century. He excelled in every literary genre he undertook. In his early years, he was best known as a dramatist and satirist; in mid life he was read for the love lyrics of "The Mistresse" and for his Pindaric odes; he also wrote essays. It is not for lack of talent that Cowley is accorded secondary status as a poet next to his contemporary, John Milton, but because Cowley's epics - "The Civil War" and "Davideis" - were not completed. His four books on the biblical kings, however, broke new ground for the epic, preparing the way for Milton's "Paradise Lost."

Bibliographic Information

Author: Abraham Cowley

Title: The Works Of Abraham Cowley: Consisting of Those Which Were Formerly Printed and Those Which He Design'd for the Press, Now Published Out of the Authors Original Copies

Publication Info: 5th ed. London: Printed by J.M. for H. Herringman, 1678.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in full leather with raised bands and gold and black impressing. Contains engraved portrait frontispiece. Purchased from Attic Books.