ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Henry Francis Cary
, "Sonnet" Gentleman's Magazine 58 (front-matter, 1788) ii.
1780: Rev. Joseph Warton
1784: J. N.
1788: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1788: William Hamilton Reid
1791: Richard Gough
1802: Henry Lemoine
1816: Edward Thurlow
1820 ca.: John Taylor Esq.
1823: William Hazlitt
1826: William Hersee
1826: John Taylor Esq.
1826: Rev. Luke Booker
1827: R. E.
Rev. Henry Francis Cary:
1788: William Hayley
1788: John Nichols
1793: Rev. James Hurdis
1793: Rev. George Richards
1794: Mary Darwall
1796: Anna Seward
1797: William Hayley
1797: Rev. William Mason
1800: William Browne of Tavistock
1800: Rev. Phineas Fletcher
1813: Rev. John Jortin
1814: William Huggins
1814: William Vallans
1821: Thomas Gray
1822: Tobias Smollett
1824 ca.: Richard Owen Cambridge
1824 ca.: Francis Garden
1829: John Clare
1830 ca.: Robert Burns
1830: Lord Byron
1830 ca.: Rev. Charles Churchill
1830 ca.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1830 ca.: Rev. James Hurdis
1830 ca.: Rev. Thomas Russell
1834: Charles Lamb
URBAN, thy Volume, where Instruction join'd,
In happy mixture with Delight appears,
Shall still continue, through revolving years,
T' improve and captivate the human mind,
When all its Rivals have been long consign'd
To dark oblivion; — if serene it steer
Free from dire Party's rock; nor by the sneer
Of Malice (from such base alloy refin'd)
Its worth depresses. While impartial Fame
To thy chaste toils allots this meed of praise,
May kind Success attend thy gen'rous aim,
And, to assist those toils through future days,
The lofty verse another SEWARD build,
His mighty pen another JOHNSON wield!
Dec. 31, 1788.