ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Richard Graves
Anonymous, "To the Rev. Mr. Graves, on reading his Reveries of Solitude" Bath Chronicle (11 July 1793).
Rev. Richard Graves:
1764: James Woodhouse
1766: William Warburton
1776: Rev. John Langhorne
1778: Christopher Anstey
1782: Anna Seward
1804: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1806: William Meyler
1830: Richard Warner
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
When Politicks engage your active pen,
You nobly sketch the real Rights of Men;
Order preserves her energetick sway,
And Justice reigns thro' each pacifick day.
So when you treat of scientifick lore,
All its rich treasures flow in ample store;
Its choicest mines, laid open to the view,
Strike ev'ry eye with prospects bright and new.
But when you touch Apollo's magick lyre,
You melt each bosom with poetick fire;
Its thrilling chords enrapture ev'ry soul,
While all our passions you at will controul.