ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Dr. Henry Harington
Sarah S. Pugh, "To my Apollo, Dr. Harington. Atte the Bathe" Pugh, Poems addressed to various Literary Characters (1827) 20.
Dr. Henry Harington:
1766: Rev. Richard Graves
1780: Frances Burney
1782: Anna Seward
1782: William Hayley
1791: Dr. John Wolcot
1793: William Meyler
1796: William Meyler
1806: William Meyler
1810 ca.: Sarah S. Pugh
1816: Sarah S. Pugh
1817: D. Cabanel
1830: Richard Warner
1860 ca.: Walter Savage Landor
Sarah S. Pugh:
1810 ca.: Dr. Henry Harington
1812: Lord Byron
1812: Jane West
1816: Dr. Henry Harington
1824: Lord Byron
1827: Thomas Campbell
When poor foolish Daphne was turned to a tree,
I doubt not, she fretted and strove to get free;
My fate is, if possible, much more perverse!
She could see the fond God, and could bask in his Beams:
I only can view my Apollo in dreams,
Or his slumbers annoy with prosaical verse.
No bright verdant Laurel your Daphne appears;
But a poor weeping Willow all drooping in tears,
Set fast in the cold and the clay.
My rivals, gay Roses! sweet Myrtles! are near,
They offer bright garlands to crown the New Year
With the perfumes and blossoms of May!
Ah! forget not your Willow! though low droops her head
When absent from you, — all her happiness fled;
Your Sunshine her leaves will renew.
Her heart is as true, and her wishes as warm,
Though unblest with the Rose's more delicate charm;
Nor shall death her affection subdue!