ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Dr. David Macbeth Moir
, "To Delta, on his Birthday. January 5" 1830 ca.; Poetical Works of D. M. Moir, ed. Thomas Aird (1852; 1860) 1:34-35.
Dr. David Macbeth Moir:
1830 ca.: James Hogg
1831: John Wilson
1833: William Maginn
1855: George Gilfillan
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1894: David McAllister
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1814: Lord Byron
1815: Lord Byron
1816: John Wilson
1818: William Gifford
1818: Thomas Pringle
1827: Lord Byron
1829: Allan Cunningham
1829: Sir Walter Scott
1830: William Frederick Deacon
1830 ca.: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1832: Dr. Robert Anderson
1832: Robert Burns
1832: Allan Cunningham
1832: John Gibson Lockhart
1832: Thomas Pringle
1832: John Wilson
The infant year with clouds was crowned,
And storms defaced the early morn,
While hoarse the tempest growled around,
As thou, the child of song, wert born.
The blood-red sun, with brazen rim,
Scowled angry o'er the eastern main;
The wild blast sting thy cradle hymn,
As it swept along the wintry plain.
What thoughts were thine, when first thy ear
Did list this music of the sky?
Did thy young bosom shrink with fear,
And tremble as the storm went by?
'Tis said — and gossips hold the tale,
Which to deny were mortal wrong—
Upon the world thy infant wail
Came piping in a note of song.