1876 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Jago

Robert Carruthers, in Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature, 3rd ed. (1876; 1879) 3:191.



The Rev. RICHARD JAGO (1715-1781) vicar of Snitterfield, near Stratford-on-Avon, was author of Edgehill, a Poem (1767); Labour and Genius, or the Mill-stream and the Cascade, a Fable (1768); and other poetical pieces, all collected and published in one volume in 1784.

ABSENCE.
With leaden foot Time creeps along,
While Delia is away;
With her, nor plaintive was the song,
Nor tedious was the day.

Ah! envious power, reverse my doom,
Now double thy career;
Strain every nerve, stretch every plume,
And rest them when she's here.