ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
W. D—n, "On Mr. Lyttelton's Treatise on St. Paul's Conversion" London Magazine 17 (1748) 231.
1743: James Thomson
1746: James Thomson
1747: Catherine Talbot
1747: Thomas Gray
1747: Thomas Edwards
1748: James Thomson
1748: W. D—n
1748: J. W-n
1751: William Shenstone
1751: Horace Walpole
1755 ca.: Richard Meadowcourt
1761: Rev. John Langhorne
1763: Rev. Charles Churchill
1765: William Kenrick
1767: Samuel Johnson
1771: W. P.
1773: James Beattie
1773: Elizabeth Carter
1773: Rev. William Lipscomb
1773: John Tait
1773: Edward Cooper
1773 ca.: A. P.
1773: John Jones
1773: C. R. M. S.
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: Rev. Joseph Warton
1788: John Williams
1792: John Bennet
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1802: George Dyer
1806: John Wooll
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1806: William Forbes
1807: Robert Southey
1809: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1810: William Wordsworth
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1829: Anna Brownell Jameson
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1833: Thomas Enort Smith
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1834: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
1888: Edmund Gosse
1748: George Lyttelton
As in the arms of sleep revolving o'er
The various actions of the day before,
Methought some gay delusion me convey'd,
To Lethe's banks and the Elysian shade:
There as I gaz'd around with wond'ring eyes,
And view'd each different object with surprize,
A lovely nymph my wand'ring steps pursu'd,
And led me on where Truth's fair temple stood.
There sate the goddess, deck'd with every grace,
A majesty serene adorn'd her face:
Reclin'd upon her arm, with studious look,
She seem'd attentive to some favourite book;
I ask'd what author did her thoughts engage;
They said, 'twas Lyttelton's delightful page.
All silent stood; at length the goddess rose,
And in these words her thoughts she did disclose:
No more let man with doubts perplex his brain,
Nor of the ways of Providence complain;
Here let him see, at once, distinct and clear,
The paths of truth in fullest light appear;
Here learn St. Paul's example to pursue,
And each unruly passion to subdue.
Then as he reads each truth so well exprest,
Let him admire the man, whose pleasing page
Thus taught him how to tread life's slipp'ry stage.
Let every Briton tune the trembling string,
And all ye muses! join his praise to sing.
Let Fame's shrill trumpet spread abroad his fame,
And Albion's cliffs resound the patriot's name.