ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Francis Fawkes
A. H. Junior, "On Reading Mr. Fawkes's Translation of the Greek Poets" 1760 ca.; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 8:94.
Rev. Francis Fawkes:
1745 ca.: Rev. William Dodd
1760 ca.: A. H. Junior
1761: Rev. William Rider
1771: William Woty
1777: J. C.
1785: William Cowper
1807: Robert Southey
1814: George Dyer
1824: George Dyer
1845: John Holland
1848: John Forster
1860: George Gilfillan
1922: Iolo Williams
A. H. Junior:
1760 ca.: Rev. Francis Fawkes
Fawkes, to thy classic fame new trophies rise,
And various tongues applaud thy venturous song,
To thee the strains of gratitude belong,
To thee, the laurels of thy bold emprize!
See Apollonius' venerable shade
To thee commits his Argonautic lyre,
To sing how Jason caught th' heroic fire,
And how the threatening flood Medea stay'd!
Hail, Apollonius of a later day!
Hail, blithe Anacreon, Bion, Moschus, hail!
Each at thy birth, propitious, mark'd thy way,
And smooth'd thy paths thro' Cray's sequester'd vale:
Around thy grave may flowers spontaneous spring,
May Fairies dance, and Philomela sing!