Anna, Lady Austen

Standard Name: Austen, Anna,,, Lady


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Friends, Associates William Cowper
Notable among Cowper's other friends were the Rev John Newton (a former slave-trader who since his conversion had become a hellfire Evangelical preacher), Lady Austen (who set him the writing task commemorated in the title...


By August 1785: William Cowper published The Task, his meditative-didactic...

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By August 1785

William Cowper published The Task, his meditative-didactic poem in six books. Writing it was a task set before him by his friend Lady Austen .


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