ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Bp. Francis Atterbury
Samuel Wesley the younger, "An Ode of the Death of Bishop Atterbury," 1732; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 3:65.
Bp. Francis Atterbury:
1699: Samuel Garth
1705: John Dunton
1709: Sir Richard Steele
1711: Thomas Hearne
1723: Alexander Pope
1732: Rev. Samuel Wesley the younger
1749: Horace Walpole
1787: Edmond Malone
1806: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1809: Dr. Nathan Drake
Rev. Samuel Wesley the younger:
1727: John Gay
1732: Bp. Francis Atterbury
Hail, happy Sire! the pain of life is o'er,
Stranger and wandering pilgrim no more,
At home, at rest, secure in blissful skies,
Where envy drops its snakes, and Fraud its guise.
See seraph guards the starry crown prepare!
See smiling angels fly to greet thee there! . . .
When pyramids, unfaithful to their trust,
Crumble to atoms with the founder's dust;
When solid marble mould'ring, wastes away,
And desert lies the monumental clay;
Thou shalt live, to deathless Fame consign'd,
Live like the best and bravest of mankind!