1817 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Richard Mant

A Lady, "Lines addressed to the Rev. D. T. O. on his presenting her with Dr. Mant's excellent Sermons" European Magazine 71 (March 1817) 246.



While others give the splendid toys,
Which soon or late decay;
Thy gift pourtrays unfading joys
That will not pass away.

O! may that endless peace you preach
Eventually be thine;
Where those who erring mortals teach
Like brilliant stars will shine!