ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Imitation of Horace — Ode 2. Book 4. addressed by J. W. Cr-k-r, Esq. to the Poet Laureat" Morning Chronicle (13 May 1816).
1795: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1796: Anna Seward
1796 ca.: James Jennings
1797: Anna Seward
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: Thomas Stott
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Francis Jeffrey
1806: Anna Seward
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1808: Sir Walter Scott
1808: Bp Richard Mant
1808: Anna Seward
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Lord Byron
1809: Joseph Dennie
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1811: Henry Crabb Robinson
1811: Bp. Reginald Heber
1811: Leigh Hunt
1813: Sir Walter Scott
1813: Lord Byron
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Edward Thurlow
1814: George Daniel
1814: Thomas Barnes
1814: Edward Rushton
1814: J. W.
1814: Francis Jeffrey
1816: John Hamilton Reynolds
1816: Herbert Knowles
1816: Francis Jeffrey
1817: Percy Bysshe Shelley
1817: William Hazlitt
1817: R. F.
1817: Impar Sibi, Esq.
1817: Francis Jeffrey
1818: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1818: William Hazlitt
1818: J. M. C.
1819: Lord Byron
1819: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1819: George Ticknor
1820: Rev. John Keble
1820: Ebenezer Elliott
1820: David Carey
1821: John Abraham Heraud
1821: O. F.
1821: P. P.
1822: James Harley
1822: Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Frances Wright
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: Thomas Enort Smith
1825: John Taylor Coleridge
1826: Joanna Carey
1830: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: A. P.
1831: Rev. Edward Smedley
1831: John Gibson Lockhart
1833: John Wilson
1833: Allan Cunningham
1834: Walter Savage Landor
1835: Ebenezer Elliott
1836: Isaac Clark Pray
1836: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1837: Thomas Noon Talfourd
1838: Walter Savage Landor
1842: Robert Story
1843: Mary Russell Mitford
1843: William Wordsworth
1843: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1845: George Gilfillan
1846: John Dix
1847: Horace Smith
1848 ca.: Edgar Allan Poe
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1880: Henry Taylor
1882: Epes Sargent
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
Th' advent'rous orator, whoe'er
To rival CASTLEREAGH should dare,
Altho', my SOUTHEY, for a time
On waxen wings he soar sublime,
With headlong fall will soon or late
Partake poor ICARUS'S fate.
Like mountain torrents after rain
The wordy Viscount scours amain,
With froth and eddies down he sweeps,
And all known boundaries o'erleaps.
Worthy your laurel, bard divine,
Whether the web obscure he twine,
Of words releas'd from grammar's rules,
And all the fetters of the schools;
Or whether he the triumph sings,
Of the legitimate blood of Kings;
Our REGENT, who revives the story
Of our great sign-post champion's glory,
And routs NAPOLEON o'er the flagon,
Just as ST. GEORGE o'erthrew the dragon.
Or whether he prolong the strain
To LOUIS home return'd again,
And France, to whom such boons we bring,
Her statues take, but give her King:
Or mourn the country's dead expence,
From soldier's widow maintenance,
Or chaunt the virtues, till you're sick,
Of his confederate Old Nic.
The Swan of Derry in mid-air,
Lost in the clouds, makes gazers stare;
I, like the little busy bee,
Make honey at the Admiralty;
And on the banks of Thames compose
My labour'd fictions, verse and prose.
Thou shalt a song of triumph raise,
Great Poet, to our REGENT'S praise,
When he the White Boys shall have made
Assume the Orangemens' cockade;
(Our REGENT, than whom partial heaven
No greater good to earth has given,
Nor e'er shall give, tho' as of old,
The Bank should pay its notes in gold).
Then shall our great metropolis see,
Well-pleas'd, another Jubilee;
Rockets and squibs shall pierce the heavens,
And all be silent at St. Stephens.
Then if my brogue can make pretence,
To th' honour of an audience;
O happy sun, I'll say, to view
The REGENT, — not the REGENT you!
Erin go bragh, shall be my strain,
Erin go bragh I'll shout again!
Ten butts of sack shall come to thee;—
Increase of salary to me.
In time of peace I'll pocket clear
Four thousand yellow-boys a year.