ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Bernard Barton, on the favourable Notice of his Poems in the Edinburgh Review" London Magazine 3 (March 1821) 303.
1812: Lord Byron
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Bernard Barton
1816: William Wordsworth
1820: John Scott
1820: Francis Jeffrey
1822: Robert Southey
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Rev. John Mitford
1824: Mary Leadbeater
1825: William Howitt
1825: Chandos Leigh
1825: J. P.
1826: Herbert Barton
1827: T. T.
1830: Charles Crocker
1833: Henry Roscoe
1841: Allan Cunningham
1848: Lucy Barton
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
1864: Mary Howitt
1866: Bryan Waller Procter
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1896: George Saintsbury
The Critic's praise is just. — His liberal hand
For thee a lovely wreath has fitly twined;
While round thy brow its modest flowers expand,
Be hopes of brighter guerdon all resign'd.
Ah! where couldst thou more dear encomium find,
Than thus with COWPER'S ever honour'd name,
To hear thine own compared? — May spotless fame,
Like his, be to thy future lays assign'd!—
See Youth and Innocence confess thy sway,
With pleased attention round the minstrel bending;
While the mild glories of th' "Autumnal Day"
Are to his song their sweet attraction lending:—
And now — Devotion prompts sublimer lays,
That blend with Nature's charms their great Creator's praise!