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Cicero

(106 – 43 BC),politician and writer

Earliest work:Pro Quinctio(81 BC)

Latest work:Epistulae ad Quintum Fratrem XXVI (43 BC)

Clare, John

(1793 – 1864),poet, farm labourer, and naturalist

Earliest work:To J.B. Henson [1818](1818)

Latest work:To James Hipkins, Thursday, 8 March(1860)

Claudian

(AD 370 – 440),poet

Earliest work:De Raptu Proserpinae(440)

Latest work:De Raptu Proserpinae(440)

Cleveland, John

(bap.1613 – d.1658),poet

Earliest work:Upon The King's Return from Scotland(1627)

Latest work:An Elegy upon King Charles the First(1649)

Cobden, Richard

(1804 – 1865),manufacturer and politician

Earliest work:To Frederick Cobden(1815)

Latest work:To Thomas Bayley Potter(1865)

Cocks, Richard, second baronet

(c.1659 – 1726),parliamentary diarist and religious controversialist

Earliest work:Parliamentary Diary(1702)

Latest work:Parliamentary Diary(1702)

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

(1772 – 1834),poet, critic, and philosopher

Earliest work:To his Mother (4 February)(1785)

Latest work:To J. H. Green and Mrs. Gillman (24 July)(1834)

Coleridge, Sara

(1802 – 1852),writer and literary editor

Earliest work:Valentine written in girlhood — perhaps at 13 years of age(c.1815)

Latest work:Doggrel Charm(1852)

Collins, William

(1721 – 1759),poet

Earliest work:To Miss Aurelia C-r, on her Weeping at her Sister's Wedding(1739)

Latest work:To William Hayes (8 November)(1750)

Columella

(fl. AD 50),agricultural writer

Earliest work:De Re Rustica(c.AD 60–65)

Latest work:De Re Rustica(c.AD 60–65)

Congreve, William

(1670 – 1729),playwright and poet

Earliest work:Incognita Or, Love and Duty Reconcil’d(1692)

Latest work:To Alexander Pope (6 May 1727)(1727)

Conway, Anne, Viscountess Conway and Killultagh

(1631 – 1679),philosopher

Earliest work:To Edward Conway (9 April)(1650)

Latest work:To Edward Conway (13 November)(1678)

Cooper, Anthony Ashley, third earl of Shaftesbury

(1671 – 1713),philosopher and author

Earliest work:Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times(1699)

Latest work:Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times(1699)

Cornelius Nepos

(c.110 – c.24 BC),biographer

Earliest work:De viris illustribus(34 BC)

Latest work:De viris illustribus(34 BC)

Cosin, John

(1595 – 1672),bishop

Earliest work:A Collection of Private Devotions(1627)

Latest work:A Collection of Private Devotions(1627)

Cowley, Abraham

(1618 – 1667),poet

Earliest work:On Hope(1646)

Latest work:Sylva(1668)

Cowper, William

(1731 – 1800),poet and letter-writer

Earliest work:Verses Written at Bath, in 1748, on Finding the Heel of a Shoe(1748)

Latest work:Papilio et Limax(1800)

Crabbe, George

(1754 – 1832),poet and Church of England clergyman

Earliest work:Juvenilia, 1772-1775(1772)

Latest work:To George Crabbe, Junior (7 January)(1832)

Crashaw, Richard

(1612/3 – 1648),poet

Earliest work:In faciem Augustiss. Regis à morbillis integram.(1632)

Latest work:Epithalamium(1635)

Cromwell, Thomas, first Earl of Essex

(c.1485 – 1540),royal minister

Earliest work:To John Creke (17 August)(1523)

Latest work:To the Lords of the Council (24 July)(1540)