1824 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Dyer

Elizabeth Le Noir, "To Mr. George Dyer on his late Marriage" The Monthly Magazine 58 (September 1824) 144.



That you, friend George, have found a mate,
And enter'd the connubial state,
Sincerely I congratulate,
Far better late than never;

For sure, in our declining day,
A soother soft, a friendly stay,
A kind companion of our way,
We need them more than ever;

That late these blessings you have found;
Oh! may they but the more abound,
With virtuous consort fitly crown'd,
That only death can sever.

As stars on the black brow of night
In deepest darkness give most light,
So shine your ruling star more bright
In wintry age than ever.