ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir Walter Raleigh
Anonymous, "On Sir Walter Rawleigh at his Execution" Recreation for Ingenious Head-peeces (1663) sig. O7v.
Sir Walter Raleigh:
1588: Thomas Churchyard
1595: Edmund Spenser
1597: Henry Lok
1598: Rev. Francis Meres
1602: Richard Carew
1618: John Pym
1618 ca.: Henry King
1651: Samuel Sheppard
1680 ca.: John Aubrey
1730: William Bond
1731: The Traveller
1740 ca.: William Oldys
1742: John Campbell
1750 ca.: Thomas Edwards
1762: Rev. John Langhorne
1766: Rev. Richard Graves
1790: Edmond Malone
1791: Isaac D'Israeli
1805: Rev. Henry John Todd
1812: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1820: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1826: Richard Ryan
1832: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1833: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1836: Robert Southey
1842: C. H. Timperley
1844: Leigh Hunt
1845: Edward Farr
1880: John W. Hales
1882: James Russell Lowell
1882: Epes Sargent
Great heart who taught thee so to dye?
Death yielding thee the victory?
Where took'st thou leave of life? if there,
How couldst thou be so freed from feare?
But sure thou dyest and quit'st the state
Of flesh and blood before the Fate.
Else what a miracle were wrought,
To triumph both in flesh and thought?
I saw in every stander by,
Pale death, life onely in thine eye:
Th' example that thou left'st was then,
We look for when thou dy'st agen.
Farewell, truth shall thy story say,
We dy'd, thou onely liv'dst that day.