ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On Mr. Congreve" Fog's Weekly Journal (1 February 1729).
1693: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1693: Rev. Thomas Yalden
1693: Thomas Southerne
1693: Bevil Higgons
1694: Joseph Addison
1699 ca.: Charles Hopkins
1700: Samuel Cobb
1700: Rev. Samuel Wesley
1700: Daniel Kenrick
1701: Sir Richard Steele
1707: Thomas Tickell
1709: Alexander Pope
1712: John Gay
1713: Thomas Tickell
1720: Giles Jacob
1720 ca.: Elizabeth Tollet
1722: Matthew Concanen
1729: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1730: William Bond
1748: Edmund Burke
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1797: Rev. Joseph Warton
1801: John Nichols
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1808: Charles Lamb
1814: Lord Byron
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1830 ca.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1862: Thomas Arnold
1880: Austin Dobson
On Sunday Night last, the Corpse of William Congreve, Esq; was interr'd in Westminster-Abbey, near the Earl of Godolphin's Monument, from the Jerusalem Chamber, where it lay in State.
ON MR. CONGREVE.
When that the wounded Marble tells
Where Congreve's silent Remnant dwells,
And o'er his sacred Kindred Dust,
The artful Sculptor forms the Bust;
Inscrib'd to him, whose deathless Song
Was smoothly nervous, sweet and strong.
"And is it He?" The Standers by
Astonish'd, with Surprize will cry,
"Can so much Wit and Learning dye?"
Should any Stranger be so near,
As Congreve's happy Name to hear,
He'll surely ask "What great Reward,
Our learned Albion gave the Bard?"
"Why Congreve had, — What had He? — Praise,
Shadwell and Eusden wore the Bays."