ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Stanzas, written in Campbell's Gertrude of Wyoming" The Literary Gazette, and Journal of the Belles Lettres (21 April 1821) 252.
1800: Alexander Balfour
1800: J. R.
1800: John Jeffreys
1800: A. B. C.
1801: Leigh Hunt
1801: Alexander Thomson
1804: Thomas Stott
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1807: J. McD.
1807: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1809: Lord Byron
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1809: Archibald Alison
1809: Arthur Owen
1809: Joseph Dennie
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sir Walter Scott
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1810: John Gwilliam
1813: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Leigh Hunt
1814: Mary Russell Mitford
1814: John Gwilliam
1814: Thomas Barnes
1815: William Henry Ireland
1815: Thomas James Mathias
1815: George Ticknor
1818: Lieutenant Hall
1819: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1819: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1819: Richard Henry Dana
1819: Francis Jeffrey
1820 ca.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1820: P. T. T.
1820: David Carey
1821: Lord Byron
1821: William Blackwood
1821: John Wilson
1821: Alaric Alexander Watts
1821: Thomas Stott
1822: James Harley
1822: Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
1822: Thomas Stott
1823: A. E. I.
1823: Rev. Charles Burton
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1824: Bernard M. Carter
1824: Margaret Holford
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1825: Sir Walter Scott
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: Rev. Edward Smedley
1826: Sumner Lincoln Fairfield
1827: R. M.
1827: Sarah S. Pugh
1828: Leigh Hunt
1829: Mary Howitt
1829: Rev. Oliver William Bourne Peabody
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: S. E. Jr.
1830: William Maginn
1830: John Wright
1831: Fitz-Greene Halleck
1833: Alaric Alexander Watts
1833: Allan Cunningham
1835: Washington Irving
1836: Henry Crabb Robinson
1845: George Gilfillan
1847: Horace Smith
1848: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1850: Leigh Hunt
1851: Robert Pearse Gillies
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: William Jerdan
1854: Katherine Byerley Thomson
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1877: Bryan Waller Procter
1880: Henry Taylor
1882: Epes Sargent
1891: Samuel Smiles
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
Soft voice of Albyn! round whose spellful lyre,
Convened hope's visionary forms erewhile,
And owned "the master's hand, the prophet's fire,"
And blest the song, and saw the future smile;
Soft voice of Albyn! now thy harp's sweet wile
To trans-atlantic lay, adjusts the string,
And pity's tenderest tear can well beguile,
As o'er the ruin'd walls of Wyoming,
And gentle Gertrude's fate, its plaintive accents ring.
The theme how wildly sad! how meet the lays!
Love here, — for solitude is heaven to love—
Might well the mutual soul to transport raise,
And bliss confer, all mortal bliss above—
But the shrill war-trump shook their tranquil grove—
They seek the fort, an ambushed foe appears—
O heaven! thro' Gertrude's heart the death-ball drove,
Even while a bleeding father claims her fears!
Alas! the bridal smile is drowned in blood and tears!
And see the lovely martyr where she lies!
Clasped in her dying arms her dying sire:
And, half to pity moved his struggling eyes,
Stern Outalissi chaunts his vengeful ire,
While widowed Waldegrave, stung with anguish dire,
And kneeling near the dead, without control
Resigns his heart to grief's consuming fire,
As o'er their recent grave the bugle's toll,
Waked a wild parting thought, that wrings the very soul.
Sweet Wyoming! though desolate to-day,
Thy wild-flower shake its chalice to the wind,
Yet shall thy ruin live in Campbell's lay,
Long as pure love and pity sway mankind.
And should, long hence, some Caledonian hind,
Seek better home by Susquehanna's wave,
"Here," will he proudly deem, with patriot mind,
"Sang Albyn's harp, the lovely, good, and brave"—
Then wind him o'er the hills, to find poor Gertrude's grave.