1818 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Chatterton

Anonymous, "A Tribute to the Memory of the unfortunate, but highly-gifted Chatterton" Gentleman's Magazine 88 (Supplement to Part I, 1818) 618.



If at the shrine of Genius, or of Love,
A pause thou mak'st, with bright, uplifted eye;
If Sympathy did e'er thy bosom move;
If Pity from thy breast e'er drew a sigh,
Now shed a balmy tear:
'Tis CHATTERTON lies here!