ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Epistle to a young Gentleman" 1781; Poems (1793) 1:179-80.
1680: Earl of Rochester
1680 ca.: Anonymous
1680 ca.: Alexander Radcliffe
1694: John Dryden
1700: Samuel Cobb
1711: Joseph Addison
1728: James Ralph
1750 ca.: William Oldys
1781: William Preston
1782: Rev. Joseph Warton
1789: Philip Neve
1807: Robert Southey
1812: Isaac D'Israeli
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1781: William Collins
1781: Nathaniel Lee
1781: Richard Savage
1805: Hector Macneill
1805: Alexander Thomson
1806: Dr. Robert Anderson
From Lee's abode the dreary curtains draw,
And show the darkling cell, the couch of straw,
The whip, the bonds, the haughty keeper's frown,—
Oh what a noble mind is there o'erthrown!
Behold those eyes in wildest frenzy roll,
That speak the movements of a tuneful soul.
Ev'n now, the mind like some fair Eden lies,
Now, sudden blackness stains the leaden skies,
The whirlwind burst — commix'd, confus'd, and torn,
The fairest flow'rs, and goodliest plants are born.