ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On Mr. Rowe's Fair Penitent" 1703 ca.; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 5:154-55.
1701: William Shippen
1703 ca.: Anonymous
1715: Thomas Hearne
1718 ca.: Anonymous
1719: Susanna Centlivre
1719: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1719: Nicholas Amhurst
1720: Giles Jacob
1722: Matthew Concanen
1728: James Ralph
1756: Rev. Joseph Warton
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1796: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1820: Isaac D'Israeli
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1862: Thomas Arnold
See here the various scenes of human lives;
Uncommon husbands true, but common wives;
One, charming, faithless, haughty when reprov'd,
Lov'd by her husband, her gallant she lov'd;
One, an indulgent, faithful, constant bride,
Fond of her spouse, neglects the world beside.
That husband, though with friends and fortune blest,
Finds a domestic ill that racks his breast;
While this, though Fortune frown, though friends desert,
Finds one to lull his cares, and charm his heart.
Would women rather, from the throng retir'd,
Be lov'd by one, than be by crowds admir'd:
Would men, before their hearts were quite resign'd,
Forget the faces, and inspect the mind:
Such objects, should they fainter charms possess,
Would please them longer, tho' they pleas'd them less.
For Beauty's blaze, though fierce, is quickly past;
While Love, good Sense, and Virtue, always last.