ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
E. S., "To W. Tennant, Esq., Author of Anster Fair, after reading the Critique in the Edinburgh Review" British Lady's Magazine 5 (March 1817) 181.
1812: Alexander Fraser Tytler
1812: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1814: Francis Jeffrey
1815: John Wilson
1817: E. S.
1830: Henry Glassford Bell
1833: Allan Cunningham
1834 ca.: David Vedder
1843: John Wright
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1873: Thomas Constable
1880: William Minto
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1612: Henry Peacham
1817: William Tennant
Wise child of Genius! who, with temper'd mind,
Cheer'st hours of sterile toil with various light,
Foiling with happiest art stern Fortune's spite,
O'er attic themes dilates thy taste refin'd.
In Greece or Rome resplendent tolls enshrin'd,
Or with the Muse disports in frolic flight
Through elfin tracts sublime, — unwonted sight
To prudent modern bards of soberer kind.
Renown unblam'd attends each hardy feat,
And various crowns invite thy careless hand,
With thy compeers, whom Scotia rears to lead
The van of valour, science, taste, and wit.
Meantime one tribute from a distant land,
"Great piper," deign accept, — so great shall be thy meed.