ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, in Westminster Abbey, an Heroic Poem (1749) 33-35.
1701: William Shippen
1703 ca.: Anonymous
1715: Thomas Hearne
1718 ca.: Anonymous
1719: Susanna Centlivre
1719: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1719: Nicholas Amhurst
1720: Giles Jacob
1722: Matthew Concanen
1728: James Ralph
1756: Rev. Joseph Warton
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1796: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1820: Isaac D'Israeli
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1862: Thomas Arnold
Thy lov'd Remains, and wide-expanding Fame,
Thrice honour'd ROWE! the Muses' Tribute claim.
Good-nature, upright Heart, an easy Mien,
Grac'd all thy Actions, in thy Life were seen;
And great thy Genius in the Tragic Scene.
Victorious Tamerlane, 'mid Conquest mild,
Indulgent treats the Prince, his Prowess foil'd:
The brave Tartarian Hero can forgive
His vaulting Slave, and bids the vanquish'd live.
The turban'd Turk his gen'rous Terms disdains,
Indignant smiles in Gyves, and storms in Chains.
Lo! fair Calista's soft Distress will prove
The dire Effects of fond, but guilty Love:
Remorse unfeign'd, and Penitence sincere,
On Pity's Cheek imprint the pearly Tear.
See filial Grief in Sorrow's Veil appears,
Rob'd in the silent Eloquence of Tears.