ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, Poems (1813) appendix, p. 88.
1792: William Cowper
1801: Dr. Robert Anderson
1803: Robert Southey
1807: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1813: Edward Thurlow
1821: Robert Southey
1810: Sir Philip Sidney
1813: William Gifford
1813: Thomas Park
1813: Samuel Rogers
1813: Rev. Henry John Todd
1814: Robert Southey
1816: John Nichols
Park, in whose virtues, measured in thy song,
The World delights, and aftertimes shall joy,
How shall I my too-bounded date prolong?
How with best skill my passing years employ?
Thy science well improv'd, and native wit,
Still subject to the perfect use of good,
Have taught us what to seek, and what to quit,
If virtue in thy verse be understood:
Each sentence is an image of thy mind,
Clear, capable of thought, and well indued
With fancy of pure growth, and thrice-refin'd;
Then be thy thought in this thy book pursued:
If in Diana's fountain we not spy
Th' o'er-peering Jove, the fault in us doth lie.