ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Samuel Say
, "To the Memory of the Rev. Mr. Say" 1745; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 6:19.
Rev. Samuel Say:
1697: John Hughes
1734: Rev. Isaac Watts
1734: William Duncombe
1737: Rev. Isaac Watts
1744: William Duncombe
1772: Rev. John Duncombe
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1807: Robert Southey
1720: John Hughes
1728: John Gay
1729: Lewis Theobald
1734: Rev. Samuel Say
1744: Rev. Samuel Say
1746: George Jeffreys
1750: Hester Mulso Chapone
1753: George Jeffreys
Such was thy life; thy learning such confest;
An humble heart, with native genius blest!
Lover of peace, peace did thy footsteps guide
With more content than the tumultuous tide
Of loud applause can give. No angry strife
Ruffled the tenour of thy even life.
Thy fair example shone with mildest light,
Pure as the falling snow's unsullied white.
In purple radiance clad, to thee are given
Mansions of bliss; a denison of Heaven!
Where joys on joys in endless circles move;
Where Saints, alternate, warble sacred love;
And, join'd with Angels, in one tuneful choir,
Touch, to their Maker's praise, the golden lyre!
Hail, holy Father, new-adopted guest
Of starry realms! still in my grateful breast
The dear remembrance of thy name shall rest.