ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Thomas Maurice
Anonymous, "To the Memory of Rev. Thos. Maurice, A.M." Gentleman's Magazine 94 (April 1824) 359.
Rev. Thomas Maurice:
1795: Rev. Alexander Geddes
1797: George Dyer
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1801: Alexander Thomson
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1809: Lord Byron
1828: Leigh Hunt
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1898: Ernest Hartley Coleridge
Maurice, the bard of Patriotism, adieu!
The Sun of Genius sets in Nature's gloom,
But still thy fame shall shine for ever new,
Thy blaze shall not be shrouded by the tomb.
Thy deep research the Brahmin's lore explain'd,
Before thee, Babel, Egypt were arraign'd,
Thy glory this — but the diviner beam
Of friendship play'd upon thy social hours,
'Twas then thy wit enliv'ned every theme,
And all electrified thy jocund powers.
Great Bard adieu! In memory ever dear,
My heart thy gen'rous friendship shall revere;
Maurice, adieu! The good, the just, thy name,
Wise, learned, loyal, canonize to Fame!