ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To a Lady, with the Gentle Shepherd" Poems, chiefly Rural (1774) 93.
1719: William Hamilton of Gilbertfield
1720: C. T.
1722: David Mallet
1725: William Hamilton of Bangour
1728 ca.: William Somervile
1729: Joseph Mitchell
1753: Rev. John Werge
1758: Rev. James Grainger
1761: William Shenstone
1762: Robert Lloyd
1770 ca.: Adam Smith
1772: Dr. John Aikin
1773: Samuel Johnson
1774: William Richardson
1774: T. V.
1776: James Beattie
1778: J. H.
1778: J. O.
1780 ca.: Alexander Fraser Tytler
1783: Rev. Hugh Blair
1786: John Pinkerton
1787: Robert Burns
1790 ca.: Rev. Alexander Geddes
1791: John Learmont
1791: Robert Cumming
1791: Alexander Wilson
1791: Ebenezer Picken
1794: Joseph Ritson
1794: Robert Alves
1796: Gavin Turnbull
1797: George Dyer
1800 ca.: George Chalmers
1802: Anna Seward
1806: Charles Brockden Brown
1809: J. M'D.
1816: George Colman the Younger
1817: Leigh Hunt
1819: Thomas Campbell
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1825: Allan Cunningham
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1832: John Wilson
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1860: George Gilfillan
1880: William Minto
1882: Epes Sargent
1882: Edmund Gosse
1774: Allan Ramsay
1785: William Hamilton of Bangour
Fair Lady! this affecting lay peruse,
The genuine offspring of the Doric Muse:
The Muse erewhile on Caledonia's plains
That charmed the forests with mellifluous strains.
Copious and clear where Leven glides along,
Where Tweda listens to the shepherds song,
Where Spey impetuous pours his rapid tide,
Or in the valley of commercial Clyde,
By winding Forth, or by the silver Tay,
Warbling she welcomed the return of May.
Cold now the hands, extinct the heavenly fire
That waked to extasy the living lyre;
No more the energy of song pervades
Our silent valleys, and forsaken glades;
No more the green hill and the deepening grove
Resound the longing, languid voice of love:
For Hamilton the Loves and Graces mourn;
And tuneful Muses weep at Ramsay's urn.