1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Bidlake

Nicholas Toms Carrington, in Banks of Tamar (1820) 35-36.



Pass we not
That creek, leaf shaded, on our left, which leads
The voyager to TAMERTON'S still vale
And beautiful, without a passing tear
To him who lov'd it, and who rear'd his bower,—
His classic bower so near it. Gentle bard
Whom Genius, Talent, Virtue yet deplore,
Long be thy memory rever'd; and oft
As the last beam of Evening gilds the west,
With pensive step may Plymouth's sorrowing sons
Be lingering found, where in thy honor'd tomb,
Thou sleep'st, — sweet Poet of the "Summer's Eve."