ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Mary Russell Mitford
Britannicus, "On the Perusal of a Sonnet written by Miss Mitford, the Hampshire Poetess" European Magazine 60 (August 1811) 133.
Mary Russell Mitford:
1810: Rev. John Mitford
1810: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1810: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
1810: Frances Arabella Rowden
1810: Rev. William Herbert
1811: Rev. John Mitford
1813: Richard Alfred Davenport
1813: John Taylor Esq.
1815: Richard Alfred Davenport
1815: M. C.
1819: Lord Byron
1822 ca.: Peter Bayley
1822: Eleanor Anne Porden
1824: Henry Crabb Robinson
1825: Leigh Hunt
1826: John Wilson
1827: Felicia Hemans
1828: Allan Cunningham
1830: C. G. Desmoustiers
1831: William Maginn
1833: Allan Cunningham
1834: Mary Howitt
1835: George Ticknor
1839: Bryan Waller Procter
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1853: Frederic Rowton
1854: Walter Savage Landor
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1733: Alexander Pope
1811: Mary Russell Mitford
New pledge of safety to her native isle,
The fost'ring Muses on fair Mitford smile:
To her their fervent energy convey;
And, to the future age, consign her lay.
How blest the Land where they to rest incline;
And spread around their influence benign:
How glows each bosom then with sacred fire:
Then Virtue rules, repressing base desire:
Then live the Just, the Good, the Wise, the Brave:
The gen'rous wish exists to shield; to save;
From dire oppression save, to shield from harm,
And with the ardent love of freedom warm:
To give mankind to know the sweets of peace;
And joy to see the gen'ral bliss increase.
Such, FAVOUR'D PEOPLE, such thy pleasing task;
And its continuance all thou hast to ask.
May the high blessing still on thee attend:
May Taste with thee reside, of Genius friend.
Still may be thine the pure poetic stream;
And, strong in virtue, rule with sway supreme.
19th June, 1811.