Abraham, 1618–67, English poet.
Malcolm, 1898–1989, U.S. writer, critic, and editor.
Historical Examples

Their simplicity appears beggarly when compared with the quaint forms and gaudy coloring of such artists as Cowley and Gongora.
Lays of Ancient Rome Thomas Babbington Macaulay

This kind of wit is that which abounds in Cowley more than in any author that ever wrote.
Essays and Tales Joseph Addison

I find I cannot spare room for Cowley’s own separate poem on Hope.
The Complete Works of Richard Crashaw, Volume II (of 2) Richard Crashaw

Mr. Cowley has given in to them after both; and all succeeding writers after him.
Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry John Dryden

Cowley was once in love, after his querulous melancholy fashion; but he never had the courage to avow it.
The Romance of Biography (Vol 2 of 2) Anna Jameson

Do you recollect in the first conversation we ever had together, we talked of Cowley?
Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Take pity on an illiterate colonial girl, and tell me whether this is the language of Waller, Cowley or Dryden?
Hansford: A Tale of Bacon’s Rebellion St. George Tucker

We are not of opinion with those critics who condemn Cowley for excess of wit.
The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb Charles Lamb

About this time he might have truly distinguished himself as “The melancholy Cowley.”
Calamities and Quarrels of Authors Isaac Disraeli

I stayed a long time in Oxford and made friends with the Cowley Fathers.
Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons

Abraham. 1618–67, English poet and essayist, who introduced the Pindaric ode to English literature

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