ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
E. & A. H., "On receiving a Lock of Mrs. West's Hair" Gentleman's Magazine 84 (October 1814) 366.
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
E. & A. H.:
1814: Jane West
Fair Berenice's locks of gold,
By flattering courtiers we are told,
Swift to the skies ascended;
But WEST'S "blanch'd tresses," doubly dear
To grateful hearts and love sincere,
A humbler fate attended.
The Constellation, Poets own,
Astronomers the name have known,
The name of useless beauty:
And WEST'S fair fame shall never cease,
Who, whilst she points the path to peace,
Still treads the path of duty.
And tho' no Pagans own the sign
To hail her present, yet be mine
An index to the skies,
Recalling all the truths she taught,
With Virtue's strongest magic fraught,
To my admiring eyes.
Cheltenham, Oct. 18, 1814.