1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hayley

Anna Seward, in Poem to the Memory of Lady Miller (1782) 12.



Bright glows the list with many an honour'd Name,
Whom Taste in LAURA'S votive throng surveys;
But HAYLEY flashes in a type of flame,
Trac'd by a sun-beam the broad letters blaze!
Rapt Britain reads the long-recording fire,
Claps her triumphant hands, and bids her realms admire!