ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, sonnet to George Hardinge, 1775 ca.; Nichols, Illustrations of the Literary History of the XVIII Century (1817-58) 3:11.
1775 ca.: Sir William Jones
1786: Anna Seward
1793: Verney Lovett
1800: John Taylor Esq.
1801: Andrew Caldwell
1805: Lady Jerningham
1814: Frederick Bewley
1816: Capel Lofft
1817: Henry Crabb Robinson
1818: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1907: E. V. Lucas
Sir William Jones:
1770 ca.: John Milton
1775 ca.: George Hardinge
HARDINGE! whom Camden's voice, and Camden's fame,
To noble thoughts, and high attempts excite;
Whom thy learn'd Sire's well-polish'd lays invite,
To kindle in thy breast Phoebean flame:
Oh, rise! oh, emulate their lives, and claim
The glorious meed of many a studious night,
And many a day spent in asserting right;
Repressing wrong, and bringing fraud to shame!
Nor let the glare of Wealth, or Pleasure's bowers,
Allure thy fancy — think how Tully shown;
Think how Demosthenes with heavenly fire
Shook Philip's throne, and lighten'd o'er his towers.
What gave them strength? — not eloquence alone,
But minds elate above each low desire.