1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Chatterton

William Henry Ireland, "Acrostic" Neglected Genius (1812) 73.



C ale and neglectedd slombers Fancie's bard,
H ys mortayle parte entremed wythe the duste;
A irie the mysterk sprytes pace o'er the sward,
T o joyne theyre laments wyth eche passente gust.
T hrillinge's the owlett's screech, wyth bat's combin'd,
E mbolleing lethalle horrours off nyghte's howr;
R ede, swotelie stealynge onn thee sorrowyng mynde,
T riomphaunte cryes — Dethe has ne longerr power;
O 'er erthe's frayle parte hys aderne bronde had swaye,
N owghte cann atteynte hys fame that glemes forr aye.