ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Thomas Griffeth, "On Reading the foregoing [Epistle to Sir Richard Steele]" 1719; Brereton, Poems on Several Occasions (1744) 68.
1716: William Hinchliffe
1719: Thomas Griffeth
1735: S. U.
1735: W. C.
1740: Richard Yate
1807: Robert Southey
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1853: Frederick Rowton
1719: Jane Brereton
In Lines so soft you speak the Poet's Praise,
Who wou'd not dye that cou'd inspire thy Lays!
And quit the gaudy Pleasures Life can give,
In sweet Melissa's deathless Verse to live;
E'en much lov'd Addison we less lament,
Since thou hast rais'd him such a Monument!
So well the Poet, and the Christian's drawn,
As much excel all Features, but thy own.