ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Gen. John Burgoyne
, in "The Genius of America" (1778); Poetical Works (1820) 2:99-100.
Gen. John Burgoyne:
1777: Horace Walpole
1777: W. S.
1778: John Trumbull
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: J. W.
1782: Phelim O'Blunder
1785 ca.: Lord Townsend
1787: William Hayley
1792: Simonides Pure
1801: Arthur Murphy
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
1778: Gen. John Burgoyne
Lo, from the north, what countless myriads roll,
Nations of war and legions of the brave,
With all the sable tribes of savage soul
From frozen climes and Huron's wintry wave!
The fierce Burgoyne drives on th' infuriate train,
Sounds the dire death-song through the frowning wood.
Vain threat! my gath'ring sons thy pomp disdain,
Thy tongue of thunder and thy hands of blood.
Of small avail, when doom'd in arms t' engage
My Gates's caution calm, my Lincoln's noble rage.