ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sir William Jones
, "To William Jones, Esq." St. James's Chronicle (22 August 1780).
Sir William Jones:
1772: Elizabeth Montagu
1772: James Beattie
1775: R. W. Lytton
1779: Rev. Thomas Maurice
1780: Horace Walpole
1780: Rev. Edmund Cartwright
1781: Hannah More
1782: John Scott of Amwell
1794: Duchess of Devonshire
1795: Rev. Thomas Maurice
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1799: William Taylor of Norwich
1800: Robert Southey
1800 ca.: George Hardinge
1804: Bp. Reginald Heber
1805: Charles Brockden Brown
1807: Robert Southey
1808: Robert Southey
1809: Walter Savage Landor
1812: George Dyer
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1826: Herbert Barton
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1842: C. H. Timperley
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
Rev. Edmund Cartwright:
1776: Rev. Thomas Warton
1780: William Hayley
1780: Sir William Jones
1781: Rev. Richard Hole
1782: William Cowper
1783: Rev. Samuel Hayes
1784: Anne Hughes
1785: Capel Lofft
1815: Rev. Edmund Cartwright
In Learning's Field, diversify'd and wide,
The narrow beaten Track is all we trace!
How few, like thee, of that unmeasur'd Space
Can boast, and justly boast, no Part untry'd?
Yet rests not here alone thy honest Pride,
The Pride that prompts thy literary Chase;
With unremitting Strength and rapid Pace
'Tis thine to run and scorn to be deny'd!
Thy early Genius, spurning Time's Control,
Had reach'd, ere others start, the distant Goal.
Marking the bright Career that thou hast run,
With due Regard thy Toils may *Oxford see;
And justly proud of her superior Son,
Repay the Honour that she boasts in thee!
* Mr. Jones is said to be a Candidate to represent the University of Oxford, that celebrated Seminary and Patroness of Learning, at the ensuing Election.