ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
A Lunatic, "Sonnet to Lord Thurlow, on his Poem of 'Moonlight'" Morning Chronicle (9 February 1814).
1812: Capel Lofft
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: George Daniel
1814: John Taylor Esq.
1814: A Lunatic
1814: Thomas Moore
1815: William Henry Ireland
1815: Charles Lamb
1818: Thomas Park
1822: James Harley
1823: Charles Lamb
1824: William Hazlitt
1830: Thomas Moore
1843: John Holland
1856: Samuel Rogers
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
1814: Edward Thurlow
Thou mighty Bard! aye, perhaps, though a Peer!
Who with thy "Lady Muse" dost walk;
And with the Angels and the Stars dost talk,
When the Moon rises and the night is clear;
Oh! deign to smile propitious on my verse,
While I in joyous numbers do rehearse
Thy praises ev'n unto the fourteenth line!
For all that BYRON has, or e'er shall write,
Is "darkness visible" to thy "Moonlight;"
His verse is plain simplicity to thine.
His Muse, indeed, with thine pretend to cope?
As well might Blackmore be compared to Pope!
No! let Lord BYRON chime his Eastern lies;
Th' immortal THURLOW thunders to the skies!
London, Feb. 6, 1814.
"With Angels let us talk and with the Stars." MOONLIGHT.
"His speech were plain simplicity to theirs." MOONLIGHT.
"Th' immortal Regent thunders to the sky." SONNET TO THE PRINCE REGENT.