ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in "Superstitions Ode" 1749; European Magazine 13 (April 1788) 245.
1683: John Dryden
1700: John Dryden
1749: William Collins
1766 ca.: Samuel Pegge
1793 ca.: Dr. Frank Sayers
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1797: Charles Lamb
1797: E. O. E.
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: Francis Godolphin Waldron
1814: Leigh Hunt
1817: Charles Knight
1822: J. C. Gray
1826: Richard Ryan
1837: Henry Hallam
1845: John Holland
1860: George Gilfillan
1866: John Payne Collier
1746: John Milton
1747: David Mallet
1747: John Milton
1749: Edward Fairfax
1749: James Thomson
How have I sat, when pip'd the pensive wind,
To hear his harp by British FAIRFAX strung.
Prevailing poet, whose undoubting mind
Believ'd the magic wonders which he sung!
Hence at each round imagination glows;
Hence his warm lay with softest sweetness flows;
Melting it flows, pure, numerous, strong and clear,
And fills th' impassion'd heart, and wins th' harmonious ear.