ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Sarah S. Pugh, "To Mrs. West, on receiving a Copy of her New Work, The Loyalists" Gentleman's Magazine 82 (June 1812) 566.
1792: Anna Seward
1800: Dr. Robert Anderson
1800: A. H.
1801: Bp. Thomas Percy
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Dr. Robert Anderson
1807: M. D.
1807: Francis William Blagdon
1810: Thomas Stott
1811: Bp. Thomas Percy
1812: Sarah S. Pugh
1814: E. & A. H.
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
Sarah S. Pugh:
1810 ca.: Dr. Henry Harington
1812: Lord Byron
1812: Jane West
1816: Dr. Henry Harington
1824: Lord Byron
1827: Thomas Campbell
This flattering gift from Virtue's hand,
With joy and pride I greet:
The Loyalists in Britain's land
Must find a safe retreat.
Yes! tho' deluded men may rise,
And factions men betray;
Still there remain the good and wise,
To prove their Country's stay.
And in St. Stephen's — blood-stain'd spot—
Her senators once more
Meet, and, all party feuds forgot,
Virtue and Worth deplore.
"In learning as in arms renown'd,"
Britannia stands alone;
And boasts, by fav'ring mercy crown'd,
Her Altar and her Throne.
And though our dark'ning clouds may shade
Religion's glorious light;
Her radiant beams shall yet pervade
The Heathen's gloomy night.
May'st thou, in Christian armour bold,
Pursue thy great, thy noble aim,—
To guide the young, inspire the cold,
Thy bright touch fir'd by Virtue's flame.
Thy Works, on sure foundations laid,
Their gold refin'd, their silver pure,
Shall stand, all earthly things decay'd;
And the last day's dread fires endure.