Cowley, Abraham

Cowley, Abraham an English poet, was born in London in 1618, and educated at Westminster School, and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1643 he was compelled to retire to Oxford on account of his royalistic sentiments, and afterwards left England for ten years, and spent the rest of his life in studious retirement. He died at Chertsey, July 28, 1667. Besides, some scientific and philosophical treatises, he published many poems, which, however, are now little valued.

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