1745 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

Anonymous, "On the Arrival of the Earl of Chesterfield, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland" Dublin Journal (7 September 1745).



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.