ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Albion to Ierne" General Advertiser (22 September 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
Sister, you often have complain'd,
That all your Wealth by me was drain'd;
Those Wailings now at length give o'er,
When STANHOPE treads upon thy Shore.
To the true Genius, rich and rare,
What earthly Treasure can compare?
Then think from me what Health you gain,
'Tis Albion that should now Complain.
As in my Senate he arose
Successful o'er my Venal Foes;
Where he so well Sustain'd my Part,
With every Greek and Roman Art.
So, in thy Cause as erst in mine,
The Patriot Genius now shall shine:
Hence from thy Griefs thy Soul unbend,
Henceforth, My STANHOPE is Thy Friend.
Yet shall I not at this Repine,
His Zeal for me hath made him Thine.