ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To Christopher Anstey" 1786; Poetical Works of Christopher Anstey (1808) xlviiin.
1766: Horace Walpole
1766: J. S.
1768: Horace Walpole
1769: W. O.
1773: Rev. William Hayward Roberts
1774 ca.: Anonymous
1776: E. H.
1776: Bat Bath
1780: Frances Burney
1780: Rev. Richard Graves
1782: Anna Seward
1785: Hannah More
1786: Rev. Richard Graves
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: Alexander Thomson
1806: William Meyler
1810: John Hodgson
1820: Lord Byron
1824: George Dyer
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1830: Richard Warner
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
Rev. Richard Graves:
1750 ca.: William Shenstone
1756: Robert Dodsley
1760: William Shenstone
1763: William Shenstone
1766: Dr. Henry Harington
1766: William Melmoth
1766: John Milton
1766: Sir Walter Raleigh
1771: William Shenstone
1774: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde
1776: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde
1780: Christopher Anstey
1780: Elizabeth Montagu
1786: Christopher Anstey
1786: Jane Bowdler
1786: Samuel Johnson
1788: Samuel Johnson
1804: Samuel Jackson Pratt
"Ede tuos tandem populo Faustine libellos." Mart.
How long, my Friend, will, thus forlorn, remain
The lovely learned offspring of thy brain?
How long through all the town, thus vagrant roam?
Collect and bind them in one decent tome—
They long have gain'd thy native Cam's applause,
And brav'd old Oxford Johnson's rigid laws:
Fame stands attendant with thy wreath of bays,
Proud to augment thy well-earn'd meed of praise,
Why not admit the Goddess at thy door?
Why wait for glory, till thou'rt now no more?
Let thy own works, thy own last polish claim,
Nor trust to thy Executors for fame.
Too late, alas, the brightest honours come
Which Friendship's hand inscribes upon our tomb.