Economy of beauty

John Cosens (1736-1791), The Economy of Beauty (1772). Gale Ecco, 2018. Courtesy

Rev. Dr. John Cosens (1736-1791) was an English poet and cleric.[1]


Cosens was born in Southampton, the son of John Cosens, an attorney.[1]

He attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and later (in 1769) received a Doctorate of Divinity from Edinburgh University.[1]

He was vicar of St. Martin's, West Drayton 1760-1765, and minister of Teddington, 1761-1791.[1]



  • The Economy of Beauty: In a series of fables; addressed to the ladies. London: J. Wilkie / F. Newbery, 1772.
  • Windsor: An ode. Brentford, UK: P. Norbury, for G. Robinson, London, et al, 1778.


  • Sermons on Useful and Important Subjects. (2 volumes), London: T. Cadell, J. Deighton, et al,1793.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 John Cosens (1736-1791), English Poetry, 1579-1830, Center for Applied Technologies in the Humanities, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. Web, May 19, 2016.
  2. Search results = au:John Cosens, WorlCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, May 19, 2016.

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