ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
John Greenleaf Whittier, in "Fitz-Greene Halleck" 1878; Moulton, Library of Literary Criticism (1901-05) 6:500.
1819 ca.: Joseph Rodman Drake
1825 ca.: Felicia Hemans
1827: James Gordon Brooks
1836: Washington Irving
1836: William Cullen Bryant
1836: Isaac Clark Pray
1836: Edgar Allan Poe
1846: Edgar Allan Poe
1849: Joseph C. Cogswell
1864: Nathaniel Parker Willis
1868: William Cullen Bryant
1878: John Greenleaf Whittier
1882: Epes Sargent
John Greenleaf Whittier:
1830: John G. C. Brainard
1878: Fitz-Greene Halleck
He toiled and sang; and year by year
Men found their homes more sweet,
And through a tenderer atmosphere
Looked down the brick-walled street.
The Greek's wild onset Wall Street knew;
The Red King walked Broadway;
And Alnwick Castle's roses blew
From Palisades to Bay.
Fair City by the Sea! upraise
His veil with reverent hands;
And mingle with thy own the praise
And pride of other lands.
Let Greece his fiery lyric breathe
Above her hero-urns;
And Scotland, with her holly, wreathe
The flower he culled for Burns.