ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On the Arrival of the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland" Dublin Journal (7 September 1745).
1741: R. N. Esq.
1742: Alexander Pope
1746: T. B.
1746: Thomas Sheridan
1746: Henry Jones
1754: Nathaniel Weekes
1767: Michael Clancy
1770 ca.: Horace Walpole
1772: Soame Jenyns
1774: Samuel Johnson
1774: James Beattie
1774: Elizabeth Carter
1777: J. F.
1777: Elizabeth Carter
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: William Cowper
1783: Edmond Malone
1785: Thomas Clio Rickman
1787: Elizabeth Montagu
1790: Robert Burns
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1814: George Dyer
1814: Horace Twiss
1833: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Rejoice Hibernia, to thy fertile Shore,
Lord of thy Isle, Great Chesterfield's come o'er.
And bids thy native Land, with Health abound,
Thy rip'ning Fruits, with happy Harvests crown'd,
Thy Commerce flourish, Wealth and Love increase,
Thy Loyalty; Religion, never cease;
And in the mid'st of War, enjoy a Peace.
Such Blessings given, to this happy Land,
Requires thy Ardor, and your Thanks demand.
Bid the great Genius rule! Bid Heaven to grant
All his Desires. — My sinking Muse doth want;
(That after Ages, may record his Name)
A Pope to raise a Temple to his Fame.