ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir William Temple
, in The British Hero; or The Vision (1733) 22.
Sir William Temple:
1698: John Hughes
1699: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1715: Gilbert Burnet
1733: Francis Manning
1778: Samuel Johnson
1796: Thomas Green
1797: William Godwin
1812: Sir James Mackintosh
1813: Leigh Hunt
1821: Lord Byron
1826: Charles Lamb
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1836: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1733: Sir William Temple
With Temple first began this turn of State,
What Tongue can Temple's solid Worth relate,
The Camp's Example, and the Court's Delight?
Firm to his Cause, in Senate or in Field
He to his Country's Foes disdains to yield,
And like the Sun he sets to rise more bright.