ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
T. S., "Extempore. To Miss Hannah More, on the merited Success of her much-admired Tragedy of Percy" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (17 December 1777).
1773: John Langhorne
1773: W. H.
1773: W. H.
1776: M. R.
1777: W. H.
1777: T. S.
1778: Samuel Johnson
1778: Rev. William Tasker
1779: T. B****s
1781: Bp. Robert Lowth
1783: Elizabeth Carter
1784: James Beattie
1785: Ann Yearsley
1789: John Williams
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1791: A Young Lady
1792: John Bennet
1794: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1795: Elizabeth Montagu
1806: William Forbes
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sydney Smith
1814: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1815: William Henry Ireland
1819: Leigh Hunt
1822: James Harley
1828: Leigh Hunt
1834: Sara Coleridge
1837: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1846: John Dix
1847: Joseph Cottle
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1857: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1883: Eric S. Robertson
1773: Oliver Goldsmith
1777: Hannah More
1778: Richard Cumberland
1780: Edmund Burke
1784: George Colman the Younger
If ought cou'd raise heroic Percy's name,
'Twas thine, dear More, to give his story fame;
'Twas thine, to rescue from oblivion's grave,
Great Percy's mem'ry, and his ashes save,
And at his tale to wake superior woe,
Such only as superior bosoms know.
Her antient worthies — Britain needs no more
The faded lustre of their arts deplore,
While More's inspired pen new life can give
To heroes long deceas'd, and bid them live,
Can call forth antique virtue from the tomb,
And bid again the hero's laurels bloom,
The beauteous dames of elder times display,
Or paint the trophies of an antient day.
Enraptur'd criticks all confess your pow'rs,
The admiration of your sex, and ours.
While such examples shall adorn thy page,
Long may'st thou, More, support a well-trod stage,
And be rewarded by a grateful age.