1821 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Washington Allston

Robert Southey, in A Vision of Judgement (1821) 42.



Here lost in their promise
And prime, were the children of Art, who should else have deliver'd
Works and undying names to grateful posterity's keeping,
Such as Haydon will leave on earth; and he who, returning
Rich in praise to his native shores, hath left a remembrance
Long to be honour'd and loved on the banks of Thames and of Tiber:
So may America, prizing in time the worth she possesses,
Give to that hand free scope, and boast hereafter of Allston.