ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
James Grant Raymond, "Lines, written on seeing Mr. Dermody a very few Hours before he died" Monthly Mirror 14 (August 1802) 127.
1789 ca.: Samuel Whyte
1791: Lady Moira
1795: Samuel Whyte
1796: Charles Lamb
1798: Robert Southey
1802: James Grant Raymond
1802: Anna Seward
1802: Henry Kirke White
1802: Peter L. Courtier
1802: S. O.
1803: William Holloway
1805: Rev. Henry Boyd
1806: James Grant Raymond
1806: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1807: John Howard Payne
1807: Francis William Blagdon
1808: Samuel Egerton Brydges
1808: Edward Cummins
1809: W. M. I.
1810: Joseph Blacket
1812: Charles Phillips
1820: Cornelius Webb
1823: James B. Sheys
1825: L. R. J.
1878: Alfred Webb
James Grant Raymond:
1802: Thomas Dermody
1806: Thomas Dermody
1806: Samuel Whyte
Unhappy youth! whose step the wayward Muse
Has far from plenty, far from peace beguil'd,
Leading thy patient course thro' many a wild,
Dimly illum'd by Hope's oft varying hues.
Oh! if as yet, the sight of woe can wean
From future sorrows thy devoted mind,
Come here, and, weary pilgrim! thou shalt find,
A dreadful warning, a memorial scene,
Where, faint and sinking with unusual grief,
The poet's sacred head untended lies;
No balm to lend his ebbing life relief,
No parent hand to close his languid eyes!
Lo! e'en the Muse, his lost fond idol leaves,
The aching breast, where ardent genius glow'd,
That breast, alas! a cold unmeet abode
No more lost fancy's brilliant spark receives!
His early woes some future wretch may save,
And breathe an awful lesson from the grave!