ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, in "The Crowning of the Living British Poetesses" The Literary Gazette (30 June 1827) 413.
1809: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1820: Lord Byron
1820: John Taylor Coleridge
1821: Bp. Reginald Heber
1821: Bernard Barton
1822: James Harley
1825 ca.: John Wilson
1826: J. R. P.
1827: George Bancroft
1827: C. W.
1828 ca.: Thomas Campbell
1828: John Wilson
1828: William Cullen Bryant
1829: Sir Walter Scott
1829: Thomas Campbell
1829: Anne Grant
1829: Sarah Josepha Hale
1829: Charles W. Thomson
1829: Elizabeth Margaret Chandler
1829: Francis Jeffrey
1830: George Barrell Cheever
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: S. B. C.
1832: Thomas Enort Smith
1833: Thomas Medwin
1833: Allan Cunningham
1835: Sara Coleridge
1835: John Wilson
1835: Willis Gaylord Clark
1836: Mary Russell Mitford
1836: Henry Fothergill Chorley
1836: Rose Lawrence
1843: William Wordsworth
1846: John Dix
1848: Rufus W. Griswold
1850: George Gilfillan
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1853: Frederic Rowton
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1880: A. Mary F. Robinson
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
A lady whose gaze ever pointed on high,
Now fixes the notice of every eye;
Her matronly draperies that gracefully flow,
Shine glitteringly, shot with all hues of the bow—
While the silvery web that the gossamer spun,
Drawn over the vest, trembles bright in the sun;
Her gem-braided ringlets rich treasure unfold,
As Chilian rushes the sand-grains of gold;
When she came at Calliope's footstool to bend,
The Muse met her less as a judge than a friend.
"Felicia," she cried, "though so given to caprice,
We can none of us ever forget 'Modern Greece;'
And your classical lays, fraught with beauty and truth,
Have even restored us a 'dream of our youth.'
A fame such as yours reflects glory on ours,
And to mark some distinction I snatch'd from our bowers,
And wove with your garland these 'flowers — bright flowers.'"