The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive
Thomas Sprat (1635-1713), Cowley's friend and executor-editor, portrayed here as the Bishop of Rochester. From The Works of Abraham Cowley, 10th ed. (London, 1707). Reproduced with permission from the Special Collections of the
University of Virginia.
"Ode to Cowley" (1st ed., 1716; Johnson's ed., 1779, repr. 1810 [= "On Mr. Cowley's Death"? Cf. Loiseau, 3 n.]) // Life of Cowley
History of the Royal Society (excerpts) // Samuel Johnson's Life of Sprat // Back to Cowley's Works (1707)