1809 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Grahame

Lord Byron, in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (1809); Poetical Works, ed. E. H. Coleridge (1898-1904) 1:322-23 &n.



Moravians, rise! bestow some meet reward
On dull devotion — Lo! the Sabbath Bard,
Sepulchral GRAHAME, pours his notes sublime
In mangled prose, nor e'en aspires to rhyme;
Breaks into blank the Gospel of St. Luke,
And boldly pilfers from the Pentateuch;
And, undisturbed by conscientious qualms,
Perverts the Prophets, and purloins the Psalms.

Mr. Grahame has poured forth two volumes of Cant, under the name of Sabbath Walks and Biblical Pictures.