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Extract from Cowper's epistle to Lloyd, alluding to his own
dangerous state of mind

Lloyd resigns his ushership

His Actor

Intimacy with Churchill

Churchill's popularity.

He resigns his cure

Lives with a mistress
His remorse

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CHAPTER IV.

CHURCHILL. COWPER'S EARLY POLITICS. HIS ADMIRATION OF CHURCHill.

CHURCHILL'S marriage.

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He is ordained to a curacy in Somersetshire

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Cowper's first hymn

He resigns his commissionership
Determination to retire from the world

His relations subscribe to an allowance for him
Second hymn

Takes lodgings at Huntingdon
Departure from St. Alban's .

Cowper likes his place of abode

His difficulty in housekeeping
State of his finances

Diminution of his acquaintances
Hill visits him

Feelings on first finding himself among strangers
Resumes his intercourse with Hill.

Writes to Lady Hesketh

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His emotions when he had seen her last.

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He fixes himself at Mr. Newton's.

Extracts from Mr. Newton's letters to Mr. Thornton during
Cowper's abode with him.

Cowper returns to his own house.

Composes verses during this stage of his malady

His tame hares

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