The calm retreat, the silent shade

The calm retreat, the silent shade

Author: William Cowper
Published in 9 hymnals

Author: William Cowper

Cowper, William, the poet. The leading events in the life of Cowper are: born in his father's rectory, Berkhampstead, Nov. 26, 1731; educated at Westminster; called to the Bar, 1754; madness, 1763; residence at Huntingdon, 1765; removal to Olney, 1768; to Weston, 1786; to East Dereham, 1795; death there, April 25, 1800. The simple life of Cowper, marked chiefly by its innocent recreations and tender friendships, was in reality a tragedy. His mother, whom he commemorated in the exquisite "Lines on her picture," a vivid delineation of his childhood, written in his 60th year, died when he was six years old. At his first school he was profoundly wretched, but happier at Westminster; excelling at cricket and football, and numbering Warren Hasti… Go to person page >

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First Line: The calm retreat, the silent shade
Author: William Cowper

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #104

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A Selection of Sacred Songs: for the use of schools and academies #104

Hymns for Social Worship. 6th ed. #d223

School Service Book #d33

Songs for the School Room #d109

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The American School Hymn Book #LXXXIII

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #LXXXIII

The Harmoniad and Sacred Melodist #d114

The Sacred Minstrel #d86

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