ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
W., "On seeing Miss Linley at the Oratorio" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (9 March 1773).
1773: Horace Walpole
1773: Frances Burney
1773: Lord M.
1778: Richard Tickell
1782: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1785: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1792: M. S.
1792: Dr. Henry Harington
1792: Simonides Pure
1796: William Linley
1801 ca.: William Jackson
1773: Elizabeth Sheridan
Let affectation musically vain
O'er its infatuated converts reign;
With well feign'd exstacy their voices raise,
Piercing the skies with sounding Linley's praise.
Die at each air, at ev'ry note expire,
Their souls according to the trembling lyre.
To heavens of harmony give up their hearts,
Indifferent to the joys which love imparts;
I feel with rapture all her powerful charms,
But be my heaven the heaven of Linley's arms.