1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

Anonymous, "On the Death of Horace Walpole, Esq. (the late Earl Orford)" St. James's Chronicle (15 April 1797).



A transient glory honours Orford's name,
The sound of WALPOLE is the sound of Fame;
Some moral sighs the death of Orford drew,
But tears of science are to WALPOLE due;
Orford, a feeble ray of splendour gave,
A glow-worm light — to fade on WALPOLE'S grave.
Surbiton.