ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, in "Pastoral Essays" First Book of the Battle of Fontenoy (1782) 62-63
1765: Jack Frost
1765: William Kenrick
1774: Oliver Goldsmith
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: Frances Burney
1778: T. S.
1780: Thomas Davies
1781: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1782: Rev. Thomas Stratford
1788: William Cowper
1789: John Williams
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1801: Alexander Thomson
1803: Robert Southey
1805 ca.: George Hardinge
1806: Francis Jeffrey
1811: S. H.
1811: C. T.
1812: George Hardinge
1812: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1813: S. Hughes
1816: John Neal
1818: Rev. William Beloe
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1843: John Holland
1847: Horace Smith
1848: John Forster
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
Rev. Thomas Stratford:
1782: Richard Cumberland
My CUMBERLAND, conscious of ev'ry merit, but his own,
Reddens, like the bashful rose, when Zephyr woos
The blooming child of Nature, crimson'd o'er
With deeper blushes at the breath, that steals
The rich regale of heav'n. My CUMBERLAND,
Turn not away these bliss-diffusing eyes,
Which beam with Honesty's celestial fires.
Ah turn not from the Muse, that scorns, like thee,
The venal Paean of th' apostate bard,
Tho' Inspiration sweeps his raptur'd lyre,
And Genius, like a star-crown'd seraph, leans
From heav'n to hear the wonders of his lore.
The bard! who by Circean Fortune fall'n,
Bends from his native dignity to herd
With slaves, that haunt the threshold of the Great.
Stamp'd by thy name then sacred be the song
To Friendship; which, tho' bright her Vestal flame
Bursts from my breast, nay blazes to high heav'n,
To immolate the spotless victim, Truth,
E'en at Love's light-endearing shrine, disdains.
By slaves alone, or garter'd, or unrop'd,
Who blast with bold impiety of praise,
Let Truth, heav'n's guiltless Iphigenia, bleed.