ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Samuel Johnson of Shrewsbury, "Verses addressed to Miss Seward, upon her Monody on Major Andre" Morning Herald and Daily Advertiser (13 April 1781).
1766: P. Adey
1781: Samuel Johnson of Shrewsbury
1781: William Hayley
1782: Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens
1783: Helen Maria Williams
1783: Mary Scott
1783: G. I. L.
1783: M. O. S.
1784: William Hayley
1785: Thomas Sedgwick Whalley
1785: D. C.
1785: Rev. Robert Greville
1786: William Hayley
1786: S. A.
1786: Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens
1786: M. C. S.
1787: Richard Porson
1787: Francis Noel Clarke Mundy
1788: Joseph Weston
1788: Edward Pye-Waters
1788: Thomas Lister
1788: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1789: William Newton, the Peak Minstrel
1789: John Williams
1790 ca.: George Hardinge
1790: Thomas Trotter
1790: Susanna Pearson
1791: Jane West
1791: J. N.
1792: John Bennet
1793: Rev. George Butt
1796: William Bagshaw Stevens
1796: Robert Farren Cheetham
1796: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1797: Thomas Park
1797: David Samwell
1798: Edward Gardner
1799: Robert Fellows
1799: Francis Noel Clarke Mundy
1799: W. Woolston
1799: Christopher Smyth
1800 ca.: Dr. Erasmus Darwin
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Henry Kirke White
1802: Margaret Holford
1802: Robert Farren Cheetham
1804: W. Fitzthomas
1805: Capel Lofft
1807: John Murray
1808: W. M. T.
1809: H. Burrington
1811: Bp. Thomas Percy
1811: Dr. Robert Anderson
1811: Mary Russell Mitford
1811: Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe
1811: Walter Savage Landor
1811: Jane West
1811: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1811: Sir Walter Scott
1812: Hannah More
1812 ca.: George Hardinge
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1814: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1821: Lord Byron
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1830: William Wordsworth
1833: Robert Southey
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
Samuel Johnson of Shrewsbury:
1781: Anna Seward
Above the frigid etiquette of form,
With the same animated feelings warm,
I come, fair maid, enamour'd of thy lays,
With tribute verse to swell the note of praise;
Nor let the gentle Julia's hand disdain
The bold intrusion of an honest strain;
Nor is it mine alone — 'tis the full voice
Of such as honor with no vulgar choice;
Of such as feel, each glowing line along,
The tender impulse of thy tuneful song!
When Cook unfurl'd his enterprising sail,
With eagle-pinion to the freezing gale,
Thy muse attendant on his daring soul
Through the bleak chambers of the southern pole,
Amazement listen'd — doubtful most t' admire
The Hero's spirit or the Poet's fire!
And down her cheek the frequent tear wou'd stray
While delicacy deck'd his lone morai;
Soft sigh'd the heart of sympathy — but oh!
'Tis dumb distress, unutterable woe!
While thy pathetic Genius hovers o'er
The tragic horrors of the western shore;
In holy numbers eloquent to tell,
How gracefuly the gallant ANDRE fell;
More pleasing to his dear departed shade,
Than all the tears which grateful Britain paid—
Shedding sweet honors on his hallow'd bier,
Thy pen, more potent than Ithuriel's spear,
Strips from the ruthless Chief his corselet's pride,
And shews his heart of Nero's colour dy'd!
Oh, would that pen its guardian aid extend
To grace the innocent, the fair befriend;
Wou'd Julia's hand the generous task essay!
(Once the bright subject of an humbler lay)
The treasures of the female breast make known,
By copying the soft movements of her own,
Woman should walk, array'd in her own robe,
The hope, the boast, the blessing of the globe!