1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Scott of Amwell

Thomas Park, "Written in Scott's Garden" Park, Sonnets, and other small Poems (1797) 4.



As some lone mourner, with a pilgrim's love,
Roams to the distant mansions of the dead,
Hangs o'er each relic with a joy above
What festal pleasures ever boast to shed.
So, by poetic sorrow fondly led,
Thro' Amwell's widow'd scenes I secret rove,
Retrace each path where Theron us'd to tread,
And pierce afresh each inspirative grove;
With lingering sadness pause around the spot
Where art and nature strove with taste to blend,
Where Theron delv'd his subterranean grot,
Theron, the Muse's and the Poet's friend!
Alas! that it should prove my hapless lot
To see the cypress o'er his pale urn bend.