ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
T. B****s, "To Miss Hannah Moore, on seeing her new Tragedy of The Fatal Falshood" General Advertiser and Morning Intelligencer (21 May 1779).
1773: John Langhorne
1773: W. H.
1773: W. H.
1776: M. R.
1777: W. H.
1777: T. S.
1778: Samuel Johnson
1778: Rev. William Tasker
1779: T. B****s
1781: Bp. Robert Lowth
1783: Elizabeth Carter
1784: James Beattie
1785: Ann Yearsley
1789: John Williams
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1791: A Young Lady
1792: John Bennet
1794: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1795: Elizabeth Montagu
1806: William Forbes
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sydney Smith
1814: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1815: William Henry Ireland
1819: Leigh Hunt
1822: James Harley
1828: Leigh Hunt
1834: Sara Coleridge
1837: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1846: John Dix
1847: Joseph Cottle
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1857: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1883: Eric S. Robertson
1779: Hannah Cowley
1779: Hannah More
Go on, sweet HANNAH, thy lov'd Muse exert,
Nor let thy mind by middling critics hurt,
Who, conscious of thy worth and high priz'd name,
Wou'd wish to nip thy rising, growing fame.
MURPHY himself is now out-done by thee,
And in your lines another ROWE we see;
PERCY'S sweet lines had crowned you with laurel,
FATAL FALSHOOD comes, and makes it double.
Proceed, great Poetess, let the charge be thine,
To cheer the stage, and guard the Tragic shrine.
E'en SHERIDAN! that wonder of the age,
Born to support and cheer our British stage,
Shall own himself, that praise to HANNAH'S due,
Whose lays to heav'nly virtues path pursue.
Let SHERIDAN and MOORE, together both unite,
Thalia's, Melpomene's, the Muses sole delight;
Then shall we see that stage revive, sweet maid,
For which a SHAKESPEARE wrote, a GARRICK play'd.