ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
L'Inconnu, "To Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Impromptu" The Star, Daily Evening Advertiser (9 January 1792).
1784: William Hayley
1785: A Lady of Fifteen
1786: Anna Seward
1788: Pastor Fido
1788: Elizabeth Carter
1789: M. D.
1789: Charlotte Smith
1789: William Hamilton Reid
1790: Robert Burns
1791: Jane West
1791: Thomas Whicker
1792: John Bennet
1792: Henry James Pye
1792: F. R. S.
1793: Rev. Henry Kett
1794: A Lady
1794: Eyles Irwin
1795: S. S. T.
1796: R. C.
1797: Thomas Park
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1799: John Davis
1801: Andrew Caldwell
1801: Robert Southey
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Joseph Dennie
1805: Capel Lofft
1806: Charles Lamb
1806: Francisca Julia
1806: C. B.
1806: J. B.
1807: Tho. Gent
1807: K. L.
1807: John Taylor Esq.
1810: Mary F. Johnson
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1835: William Wordsworth
1842: Mary Russell Mitford
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1858: Cyrus Redding
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1792: Charlotte Smith
Dear lovely Moralist, whose virtuous Muse
At once instructs, at once delights the mind!
Whilst with warm int'rest I thy lines pursue,
I feel myself more virtuous, more refin'd.
As long as virtuous worth has charms to please,
And meek-ey'd Candour to the world is dear;
So long shall WILLOUGHBY excel in these,
So shall Virtue be transplanted here.
Whilst conscious Innocence, and Virtue's glow,
Throughout thy CELESTINA'S life appear;
Philosophers and Rakes alike shall know,
That all must love — but, whilst they love, revere!
When BELLEGRADE paints the horrors of the scene,
Doom'd by paternal frowns to undergo;
Each feeling heart then bleeds like mine, I ween,
To hear of such accumulated woe!
But when a Nation, struggling to be free,
To shatter'd Tyranny gives lib'ral laws;
Who feels not for his Country's fate like me?
"What bosom beats not in his Country's cause?"
Pursue, then, Queen of Novelists! pursue
This virtuous track, adapted to thy pen;
So shall the lays, so well becoming you,
By vindicating Women, teach the Men!
Oxford, January 5.