1746 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Anonymous, "On the Death of the Rev. Dr. Swift, and the Arrival of his Excellency, Philip Earl of Chesterfield, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland" British Magazine 1 (April 1746) 76.



HIBERNIA SPEAKS.
When such a son I lose, and vice-roy gain,
Can I too much rejoice? too much complain?
Gone is my patriot son! my viceroy's sway
That best of patriots would with pride obey!
Yet e'en beneath his auspices I pine,
Swift is no more tho' Chesterfield be mine;
Such bliss from me is torn, to me is given,
I feel at once thy wrath and mercy, heaven!