ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Epigram" General Advertiser (19 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
Stanhope! thou Miracle design'd!
Of Fortune to the Worthy kind;
The fickle Goddess once is right,
And acts as if she got her sight;
A Leaden Line would less engage
Our Wonder in your polish'd Page,
Or when the Beggar makes his Moan,
To hear you haughty cry — begone;
To see a Spark of Pride appear,
For all the Dignities you wear;
Than to behold you rais'd so high,
By one that's blind of either Eye;
To see a Man of Wit and Merit
Her amplest Benefits inherit:
A mighty Miracle its thought,
To give the Blind to see,
But stranger far, the Blind has wrought
A Miracle on Thee.