ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Walter Harte
, "Verses occasion'd by the Vice-principal of St. Mary-hall, Oxford, being presented by the Hon. Mrs. Knight, to the Living of Gosfield in Essex" Grub-Street Journal (6 February 1735).
Rev. Walter Harte:
1734: Alexander Pope
1735: Richard Savage
1737: Alexander Pope
1763: Lord Chesterfield
1768: Joseph Cockfield
1770: Samuel Johnson
1782: Rev. Joseph Warton
1799: R. H.
1814: Robert Southey
1826: Richard Ryan
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1836: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1843: John Holland
1723: Aaron Hill
1724: Rev. John Dyer
1725: Joseph Addison
1725: John Gay
1725: Joseph Mitchell
1725: Ambrose Philips
1725: Leonard Welsted
1726: Rev. John Dyer
1726: Aaron Hill
1729: Matthew Concanen
1729: Thomas Cooke
1729: William Pattison
1729: Alexander Pope
1729: Lewis Theobald
1729: James Thomson
1729: Leonard Welsted
1733: James Thomson
1735: Rev. Walter Harte
1736: Rev. John Dyer
1736: Aaron Hill
1736: Alexander Pope
1741: John Oldmixon
While by mean arts, and meaner patrons rise
Priests, whom the learned, and the good despise;
This sees fair KNIGHT, in whose transcendent mind,
Are wisdom, purity, and truth enshrin'd.
As modest merit now she plans to lift,
Thy living, Gosfield, falls her instant gift.
"Let me (she said) reward alone the wise,
And make the church revenue virtue's prize."
She sought the man of honest, candid breast,
In faith, in works of goodness, full exprest;
Tho' young, yet tut'ring academic youth
To science moral, and religious truth.
She sought where the disinterested friend,
The scholar sage, and free companion blend;
The pleasing poet, and the deep divine:
She sought, she found, and HARTE the prize was thine.