1800 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens

Anna Seward, "Epitaph, Inscribed on the Monument of the Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens, in Repton Church, Derbyshire" Poetical Register and Repository for Fugitive Poetry for 1805 (1807) 54.



Reader, if thee each sacred worth inspire,
The Patriot's ardor, and the Poet's fire,
Unsullied honour, Friendship's generous glow,
Sky-pointing hope, that smiles on finite woe,
Such STEVENS was, and thy congenial tear
Drops on the Scholar, Bard, and Christian's bier.