ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "Written after reading Barton's Poems" Crocker, The Vale of Obscurity (1830) 106.
1812: Lord Byron
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Bernard Barton
1816: William Wordsworth
1820: John Scott
1820: Francis Jeffrey
1822: Robert Southey
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Rev. John Mitford
1824: Mary Leadbeater
1825: William Howitt
1825: Chandos Leigh
1825: J. P.
1826: Herbert Barton
1827: T. T.
1830: Charles Crocker
1833: Henry Roscoe
1841: Allan Cunningham
1848: Lucy Barton
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
1864: Mary Howitt
1866: Bryan Waller Procter
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1896: George Saintsbury
1830: Bernard Barton
1830: William Collins
1830: Henry Kirke White
1835 ca.: Thomas Gray
1835 ca.: Samuel Johnson
1835 ca.: James Thomson
Who can describe the more than magic charm
With which the pious Poet's glowing song
In willing thraldom holds, and bears along
The heart with sympathetic feeling warm?
Its influence on the rapt Enthusiast's mind
Disarms adversity of half its power—
Life's thorny path bedecks with many a flower,
And opes the source of joys the most refin'd.
Thus heaven-taught Bards with power triumphant reign,
In guiltless glory blest, — and thus attain
The bright reward of high and holy fame.
So Milton, Cowper, and a gifted few,
Inspir'd by Truth, seraphic raptures knew;
And, Barton, we may add to these thy name!