ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
John Scott of Amwell
, "Stanzas written at Medhurst, in Sussex, on the Author's return from Chichester, where he had attempted in vain to find the Burial-place of Collins" Poetical Works (1782) 323-25.
1746: Thomas Gray
1746: Rev. Joseph Warton
1754: Samuel Johnson
1764: Rev. John Langhorne
1768: G. B.
1770: James Beattie
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1781: William Preston
1782: John Scott of Amwell
1782: Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens
1784: William Cowper
1785: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1785 ca.: Susanna Blamire
1786: Dr. Thomas Chalkley James
1792: Thomas Dermody
1793: Thomas Clio Rickman
1794: Robert Alves
1794: Thomas Clubbs
1795: William Hayley
1795: William Seward
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1796 ca.: William Hayley
1796: C. D.
1797: Thomas Enort Smith
1798: Dr. Nathan Drake
1798: Edward Gardner
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: Leigh Hunt
1805: Rev. Henry Boyd
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1808: Anne Grant
1810 ca.: Thomas Park
1810: Rev. Elijah Waring
1810: William Hersee
1813: Sir Walter Scott
1813: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1815: Lord Byron
1815: William Wordsworth
1816: E. Walgrave
1818: William Hazlitt
1821: R. T.
1822: Chandos Leigh
1823: Leigh Hunt
1823: Rev. Charles Burton
1824: William Hazlitt
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1825: Thomas Stott
1826: Richard Ryan
1828: Rev. Edward Smedley
1829: William Wordsworth
1829: Anna Brownell Jameson
1830: Charles Crocker
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: Robert Aris Willmott
1833: James Montgomery
1835: Robert Southey
1880: Algernon Charles Swinburne
1882: Epes Sargent
John Scott of Amwell:
1758: Dr. Mark Akenside
1766: Rev. John Langhorne
1766: William Shenstone
1770 ca.: Joseph Cockfield
1777: Thomas Chatterton
1778: James Beattie
1782: Dr. Mark Akenside
1782: Sir Richard Blackmore
1782: Thomas Chatterton
1782: William Collins
1782: Samuel Johnson
1782: Sir William Jones
1783: Rev. George Crabbe
1783: William Hayley
1783: Rev. Samuel Hoole
1783: Rev. Robert Potter
To view the beauties of my native land,
O'er many a pleasing distant scene I rove;
Now climb the rock, or wander on the strand,
Or trace the hill, or penetrate the grove.
From Baia's hills, from Portsea's spreading wave,
To fair Cicestria's lonely walls I stray;
To her fam'd Poet's venerated grave,
Anxious my tribute of respect to pay.
O'er the dim pavement of the solemn fane,
'Midst the rude stones that crowd the adjoining space,
The sacred spot I seek, but seek in vain;
In vain I ask — for none can point the place.
What boots the eye whose quick observant glance
Marks every nobler, ever fairer form?
What the skill'd ear that sound's sweet charms intrance,
And the fond breast with generous passion warm?
What boots the power each image to pourtray,
The pow'r with force each feeling to express?
How vain the hope that thro' Life's little day,
The soul with thought of future fame can bless?
While Folly frequent boasts the insculptur'd tomb,
By Flatt'ry's pen inscrib'd with purchas'd praise;
While Rustic Labor's undistinguish'd doom
Fond Friendship's hand records in humble phrase;
Of Genius oft, and Learning worse the lot,
For them no care, to them no honour shown;
Alive neglected, and when dead forgot,
Even COLLINS slumbers in a grave unknown.
Flow, Lavant flow! along thy sedgy shore,
Bear the fraught vessel from the neighbouring main!
Enrich thy sons! — But on thy banks no more
May lofty Poet breathe his tuneful strain!