ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Soame Jenyns, "On the Earl of Chesterfield being at Bath" St. James's Chronicle (18 July 1772).
1741: R. N. Esq.
1742: Alexander Pope
1746: T. B.
1746: Thomas Sheridan
1746: Henry Jones
1754: Nathaniel Weekes
1767: Michael Clancy
1770 ca.: Horace Walpole
1772: Soame Jenyns
1774: Samuel Johnson
1774: James Beattie
1774: Elizabeth Carter
1777: J. F.
1777: Elizabeth Carter
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: William Cowper
1783: Edmond Malone
1785: Thomas Clio Rickman
1787: Elizabeth Montagu
1790: Robert Burns
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1814: George Dyer
1814: Horace Twiss
1833: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1772: Lord Chesterfield
1786: Samuel Johnson
Bath, July 12, 1772.
The following elegant Verses have been lately handed about here as the Production of Mr. Soame Jenning's elegant Pen.
In Times by Selfishness and Faction sour'd,
When dull Importance has all Wit devour'd;
When Rank, as if t' insult alone design'd,
Exacts a proud Seclusion from Mankind;
And Greatness from all social Commerce fled,
Esteems it Dignity, to be ill-bred.
See Chesterfield alone resists the Tide,
Above all Party, and above all Pride!
Vouchsafes each Night these brilliant Scenes to grace,
Augments, and shares the Pleasures of the Place;
Admires the Fair, enjoys the sprightly Ball,
Deigns to be pleas'd, and therefore pleases all.
Hence, tho' unequal now the Task to hit,
Learn what was once Politeness, Ease, and Wit.