1761 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Richardson

John Hawkesworth, "On Mr. Richardson" General Evening Post (12 August 1790).



He falls! The matchless master of the heart,
Who search'd its depth with more than mortal art;
Whose words alone could all it feels express,
Whose skill gave laws to rule it, and to bless.
Now left forlorn, in hopeless grief to sigh,
IT MOURNS THAT RICHARDSON WAS BORN TO DIE!