ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Lines written after reading the Verses addressed to her Daughter by Mrs. D—, in the History of Reculver" Gentleman's Magazine 54 (April 1784) 285.
1750 ca.: Thomas Edwards
1750: Rev. William Dodd
1750: Samuel Richardson
1750: Joseph Highmore
1752: Thomas Edwards
1755: Bonnell Thornton
1755 ca.: Hester Mulso Chapone
1756: Bonnell Thornton
1760 ca.: Rev. John Duncombe
1784: Rev. Samuel Hoole
1804: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Rev. Samuel Hoole:
1784: Susanna Duncombe
1831: Samuel Johnson
Ye Muses, hail! warm'd with poetic fire,
Again your Stella strings her sweet-ton'd lyre.
Th' admiring world her polish'd lay shall praise,
Where every line maternal love displays.
We read with rapture; and with rapture view
Th' enchanting scenes her magic pencil drew;
(See the tall sister-spires with Herne's fair strand;
See vengeful Cosmo life the murth'rous hand!)
Genius with sense in Stella so combines,
Well-skill'd alike in every art she shines.
O may the child the parents' precepts scan
With careful eye, and imitate their plan!
May she possess, with purest taste refin'd,
A Highmore's pencil, and a Duncombe's mind!