ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Lines, written October 6, 1806" The Sun (21 November 1806).
1755: Rev. William Mason
1757: William Shenstone
1757: Richard Owen Cambridge
1757: Bp. Richard Hurd
1757: Rev. John Free
1757: Horace Walpole
1761: R. S.
1762: Rev. Charles Churchill
1762: Thomas Gray
1765: Cuthbert Shaw
1769: W. G. E.
1770 ca.: William Cole
1772: Paul Pinchwell
1773: Christopher Anstey
1774: Rev. John Langhorne
1774: The Bellman
1785: C. J.
1785: Edmond Malone
1785: Anna Seward
1786: Rev. Robert Potter
1788: Rev. William Mason
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1804: Joseph Dennie
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1806: Rev. George Richards
1807: Robert Southey
1809: Dr. Nathan Drake
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: Thomas Humphry Ward
1910: Ralph Straus
Rev. George Richards:
1806: William Whitehead
Ah! dearest Muse, whose carol gay
Hath brighten'd ev'n my summer's way;
No more we roam through Nuneham's Wood,
Nor sing by Isis' classic Flood;
Those scenes where pass'd our happier hours,
Those lovely scenes no more are ours.
December Storms must roll away,
And summer Suns illume the day,
Ere again, delightful power,
By Whitehead's Oak, or Mason's Bow'r,
We bid the Song in rapture rise
To Harcourt's flowery Paradise.
Yes, sweetest Maid, again thy shell
Shall sound along each vocal dell;
Again from yonder elmy brow
Shall thy sprightly measures flow;
And, reclin'd by Isis' Stream,
Thy Poet wait the inspiring dream.
Now far we go — ye wake the wire
To strains which Gratitude inspire,
For social hours by Fancy cheer'd,
For joys by Friendship's smile endear'd.
Ere fade the disappearing view,
Ah turn, and breathe a warm adieu.