ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "The D. of B—m's Epitaph" Daily Journal (28 March 1721).
1681: John Dryden
1712: Rev. Thomas Newcomb
1712: John Gay
1720: John Hughes
1721: John Sheffield
1756: Rev. Joseph Warton
1758: Horace Walpole
1764: David Erskine Baker
1767: Oliver Goldsmith
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1805: M. Y.
1807: Robert Southey
1808: Sir Walter Scott
1814: Leigh Hunt
1862: Thomas Arnold
For every Prince that hit my Fancy,
For instance, Charles, and James, and Nancy,
I had, by turns, my Share of Zeal,
But was old Dog at Common Weal;
I had my Doubt, as all men shou'd,
Yet liv'd as honest as I cou'd;
What comes when we resign our Breath
I know not, yet a Fig for Death;
J—s I like, but cannot take him,
For what some fond Enthusiasts make him.
In God alone I put my Trust,
Because he's merciful tho' just;
Of all things Great, thou Great Beginner,
Take pity on a Garter'd Sinner.