ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Moses Browne
Richard Yate, "To Mr. Moses Browne" Browne, Poems on Various Subjects (1739) Sig A4.
Rev. Moses Browne:
1737: John Duick
1738: H. Price
1739: Richard Yate
1749: Edward Cave
1750: Rev. James Hervey
1773: Augustus Toplady
1786: William Cowper
1791: John Hawkins
1796: Dr. William Perfect
1799: Dr. Nathan Drake
1807: Robert Southey
1835: Robert Southey
1843: John Holland
1854: Katherine Byerley Thomson
1739: Rev. Moses Browne
1740: Jane Brereton
When first my Muse beheld your matchless Lay,
Too fond of Fame, she'd needs dispute the Bays:
"Can't others thus excel?" invidiously cryd'd,
So snatch'd a Pen, and all her Art apply'd.
Vain Effort this. — If wise, she'd learnt to know,
Your Flights too lofty, and her Verse too low.
But she again wou'd needs attempt the Prize,
And reach those Heights where erst she saw you rise;
Again she plum'd her Wings, and strove to soar,
Again she fell, and now she strive no more:
Yet what she could not gain, she hopes you'll give,
And in your Work admit my Verse to live.