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Cow·ley(kou′lē), Abraham 1618-1667.
English metaphysical poet whose works include Davideis (1656), an epic on the life of King David.
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(Biography) Abraham. 1618–67, English poet and essayist, who introduced the Pindaric ode to English literature
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Cow•ley(ˈkaʊ li, ˈku-)
1. Abraham, 1618–67, English poet.
2. Malcolm, 1898-1989, U.S. writer, critic, and editor.
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