1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Hurdis

John Gwilliam, "On the Death of the Rev. James Hurdis" Poetical Magazine 3 (1810) 28.



Genius! another of thy sons has flown,
From the rank offspring of the teeming earth,
Beyond the chambers of the torrid zone,
In all the glory of the second birth;
To join the lovely hi'rarchy, and breathe,
Free from the troubles that to man were giv'n,
Crown'd with a starry and immortal wreath,
The everlasting purity of heav'n!
To dwell amidst the brighteness of the stars;
To roam thro' meadows of etherial light,
Where, softly hymning to their wild guitars,
Ten thousand spirits rush upon his sight,
Deck'd with the Father's gentleness, and blest
With all the charms thy fav'rites have exprest!