1858 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Hurd

Francis Kilvert, "On the Pictures of Bishop Hurd and Dr. Parr, in the Library of Hartlebury Castle" 1858; Kilvert, Remains in Verse and Prose (1866) 32.



Here, mid the studious lore to both endear'd,
See HURD and PARR in peace unbroken rear'd!
Hurd sits apart in dignified repose;
Parr, o'er his pipe, in genial converse glows;
Each undisturb'd, untroubled by the other
Pursues his bent, and checks not at his brother.
Thus may their spirits in a happier sphere
Eschew the causes which estranged them here,
And (if a blush on heavenly cheeks can glow)
Blush o'er their long-quench'd enmities below.