ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To the Memory of Mr. Hughes" 1720; Hughes, Poetical Works (1735) 1:lxix-lxx.
1699: Samuel Say
1713: Sir Richard Blackmore
1715: Godfrey Kneller
1715: Alexander Pope
1716: Nicholas Rowe
1720: Sir Richard Steele
1720: William Duncombe
1720: Jabez Hughes
1720: J. Bunce
1720: Judith Cowper Madan
1720 ca.: Anonymous
1721: Judith Cowper Madan
1734: Rev. Isaac Watts
1735 ca.: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1735: Thomas Herring
1744: Alexander Pope
1744 ca.: Rev. Joseph Spence
1751: Rev. John Upton
1757: John Campbell
1764: David Erskine Baker
1776: Charles Burney
1780: John Nichols
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1806: J. E. Harwood
1807: Robert Southey
1818: R. R.
1819: Leigh Hunt
1821: Lord Byron
1834: John Wilson
1862: Thomas Arnold
1707 ca.: John Dryden
1720: John Hughes
From thy long Languishing, and painful Strife,
Of Breath and Labour drawn, and wasting Life,
Accomplish'd Spirit! thou at length art free,
Born into Bliss and Immortality!
Thy Struggles are no more; the Palm is won;
Thy Brows encircled with the Victor's crown;
While lonely left, and desolate below,
Full Frief I feel, and all a BROTHER'S Woe!
Yet would I linger on a little Space,
Before I close my quick-expiring Race,
Till I have gather'd up, with grateful Pains,
Thy WORKS, thy dear Unperishing Remains;
An Undecaying MONUMENT to stand,
Rais'd to thy Name by thy own skilful Hand.
Then let me wing from Earth my willing Way,
To meet thy Soul in blaze of living Day,
Rapt to the Skies, like Thee, with joyful Flight,
An inmate of the Heav'ns, adopted into Light!
30 March, 1720.