1745 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

Anonymous, "Albion to Ierne" General Advertiser (22 September 1745).



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.