ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Bp. Beilby Porteus
Thomas Hastings?, "Written extempore on hearing Dr. Porteus preach at Lambeth Church, May 2" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (7 May 1773).
Bp. Beilby Porteus:
1772: Bp. Thomas Percy
1773: Thomas Hastings
1774: James Beattie
1778: C. Car-n
1780: Elizabeth Montagu
1781: Hannah More
1781 ca.: William Cole
1787: Rev. Thomas Maurice
1788: Bp. Thomas Percy
1788: Thomas Twining
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1799: Dr. John Wolcot
1799: C. B.
1809: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1814: George Dyer
1818: Rev. William Beloe
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1858: Cyrus Redding
1773: Bp. Beilby Porteus
1777: Rev. William Dodd
Hail, rev'rend Lambeth! in thy sacred porch,
Resides a Porteus, angel of the church!
Convincing accents dwell upon his tongue;
His theme Glad Tidings, melody his song.
Doctrines so pure, so gloriously array'd,
So sweetly uttered, and so heav'nly said,
With pleasing wonder and delight persuade.
No more th' Northumbrian BUR of Scottish David,
Whose heroes by his attitudes are saved;
No more the spouting oratorical H—,
Whose head is puff'd up i' th' mode of Paris:
That little learned great man in the classics;
That second Cicero — in the House of Essex.
No more we talk of M—n, and R—ne;
Of dead dunce Dyer, th' corner of Long-lane.
Hide your diminish'd heads, ye giddy train.
So, when the sun arises on Soho,
(Where beaus and nymphs of Belial often go)
The motly tribe disperse on his advance,
'Sham'd of their tawdry 'guise, and midnight dance.
With Homer's fire, and with Virgil's ease,
Hear Porteus reason, and the fancy please:
From his bright rays, we light, and heat receive,
An Atterbury still! behold, a Secker live!