ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Carthusianus, "On Lord Lyttelton" Lloyd's Evening Post (29 September 1773) 308.
1743: James Thomson
1746: James Thomson
1747: Catherine Talbot
1747: Thomas Gray
1747: Thomas Edwards
1748: James Thomson
1748: W. D—n
1748: J. W-n
1751: William Shenstone
1751: Horace Walpole
1755 ca.: Richard Meadowcourt
1761: Rev. John Langhorne
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1765: William Kenrick
1767: Samuel Johnson
1771: W. P.
1773: James Beattie
1773: Elizabeth Carter
1773: Rev. William Lipscomb
1773: John Tait
1773: Edward Cooper
1773 ca.: A. P.
1773: John Jones
1773: C. R. M. S.
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: Rev. Joseph Warton
1788: John Williams
1792: John Bennet
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1802: George Dyer
1806: John Wooll
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1806: William Forbes
1807: Robert Southey
1809: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1810: William Wordsworth
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1829: Anna Brownell Jameson
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1833: Thomas Enort Smith
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1834: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
1888: Edmund Gosse
1773: George Lyttelton
1773: Rev. Percival Stockdale
Indu'd with Learning, and a lively Mind,
Of Manners gentle, and of Wit refin'd,
Untaught from Virtue's rugged path to stray,
And tread unhallow'd Vice's flow'ry way;
He lenient soften'd Mis'ry's dreary pow'r,
He gently sooth'd, and calm'd each tortur'd hour,
Not as the flutt'ring insects of a day,
Which in the Sun-beams of our Fortune play.
In wintry blasts the treach'rous tribe are gone,
And leave mankind deserted and alone.
In Passion mild, in Converse ever bright,
The guiding Star, and wand'ring Seaman's light.
Through Study's arduous path pursu'd Renown,
And deep read Science mark'd him for her own.
His Thoughts most pure, his ev'ry Action just,
Which sweetly smell, and blossom in the Dust,
The Tyrant's cruel dart inur'd to Woe,
Unmov'd he saw, unmov'd he felt the blow;
Nor once the Hero wept, nor once he sigh'd,
But as he liv'd in Peace, he calmly dy'd;
Yet dying to the wicked warning gave,
By virtuous deeds to tame the yawning grave.
Truth in his Heart, Persuasion in his Tongue,
From Pleasure baneful charm'd the list'ning throng;
Unravell'd mistic Errors mazy road,
And led the thoughtless mind from Vice to God;
As some fair Star emits a fulgent light,
And falling downward falls, with glimm'ring ray,
Directs the weary'd Trav'ller's lonely way;
Attends his step, explores each latent rock,
And guards his tender feet from Danger's shock;
Conducts him safe by various ills opprest,
Through deserts wild to Happiness and Rest.