1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Jerningham

Anonymous, in "A Panegyrick on the Batheaston Poets" Morning Post and Daily Advertiser (11 July 1778).



While DREAMS, soft echoes of the day,
In slumbers hold their airy sway,
While parting friends shall pity move,
Or poets paint the pangs of love,
Such as the sad ELIZA knew,
When YORICK took his last adieu,
Her fairest wreath the Muse shall twine,
And, JERNINGHAM, that wreath be thine.