ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Master J. B., on the Lord Lieutenant's making him an Ensign" Dublin Journal (19 November 1745).
1741: R. N. Esq.
1742: Alexander Pope
1746: T. B.
1746: Thomas Sheridan
1746: Henry Jones
1754: Nathaniel Weekes
1767: Michael Clancy
1770 ca.: Horace Walpole
1772: Soame Jenyns
1774: Samuel Johnson
1774: James Beattie
1774: Elizabeth Carter
1777: J. F.
1777: Elizabeth Carter
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: William Cowper
1783: Edmond Malone
1785: Thomas Clio Rickman
1787: Elizabeth Montagu
1790: Robert Burns
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1814: George Dyer
1814: Horace Twiss
1833: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Thrice happy Youth! whom lucky Stars attend;
Thy Fortune's made — for STANHOPE is thy Friend;
STANHOPE, th' unerring Judge of virtuous Hearts,
Whose Notice stamps true Merit on thy Parts,
Has call'd thee Forth, amidst War's dire Alarms,
In thy dear Country's Cause to take up Arms.
Lay then thy Horace by, and gladly see,
GEORGE thy Augustus, thy Maecenas He.
Salust has shewn you how in Arms to shine;
Think e'vry Rebel Scot, a Cataline.
Fair Fame pursue; yet still, when in your Pow'r,
To Books, and Study, spare a leisure Hour:
So may in time, to your great Patron's Praise,
Your Sword the Lawrel gain, your Wit the Bays.