ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "On the Death of Mr. Cunningham" Newcastle Chronicle (2 October 1773).
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
Go, spotless shade! where envy is unknown,
Where worth at last (oh me! too late) is crown'd;
Go join with souls congenial to thy own;
To loftier lays go bid thy lyre resound!
Thy soft-tun'd lyre, that charm'd the past'ral plain,
As once Apollo's — when from heav'n dethron'd,
Enamour'd of his song, each love-sick swain
And melting maid the banish'd god bemoan'd.
Thy SHENSTONE there — and He of ev'ry grace,
In Hagley's shade that sang his pious loves;
With thee, in common bliss conjoin'd, shall trace
The winding mazes of Elysian groves.
Tho' glar'd no scutcheon on thy gloomy bier,
Her honours vain tho' heraldry deny'd;
Yet holy Friendship shed the tender tear,
That never grac'd the guilty shrines of pride.
Blest shade, farewell! and o'er thy humble grave
(Thy grave more honour'd than the marble tomb!)
No weeds obscene their wanton toiling wave,
But cypress sad, and lasting laurel bloom!