ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
D., "On reading Mr. C—m's Pastoral Poems. By a Young Lady" Newcastle Chronicle (1 June 1771)
1764: James Woodhouse
1765: T. O.
1766: J. R.
1766: C. B., M.D.
1766: Author of the Cook's Tale
1773: John Cunningham
1773: J. W.
1773: W. K-x, jun.
1773: Robert Fergusson
1774: H. W.
1775: W. Holland
1776: William Hawkins
1778: William Hawkins
1789: Mr. Tyson
1789: John Williams
1790 ca.: Joseph Ritson
1802: George Saville Carey
1802: David Carey
1804: William Mudford
1809: Stephen George Kemble
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
1922: Iolo Williams
Hail, gentle Bard! — such eloquence and ease
Flow from thy muse — she well deserves the bays.
O'er peaceful grots — low cots — and shady groves,
O'er ruin'd piles, thy pregnant fancy roves;
In every page new scenes of rapture rise,
To charm the sense — and give the soul surprize.
Could I — in thy soft accents tune my lays,
From morn to eve my song shou'd be thy praise;
On Fancy's wing I'd soar the utmost height,
But want of skill retards my eager flight,
Checks the rash sallies of my feeble pen,
And bids me take — my needle up again.
Reluctant I obey — the task resign,
And leave thee at Apollo's sacred shrine,
Who on thy brow the lawrel wreath shall twine.