ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Philagathos, "On the Death of Lord Chesterfield" London Chronicle (6 April 1773) 321.
1741: R. N. Esq.
1742: Alexander Pope
1746: T. B.
1746: Thomas Sheridan
1746: Henry Jones
1754: Nathaniel Weekes
1767: Michael Clancy
1770 ca.: Horace Walpole
1772: Soame Jenyns
1774: Samuel Johnson
1774: James Beattie
1774: Elizabeth Carter
1777: J. F.
1777: Elizabeth Carter
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1782: William Cowper
1783: Edmond Malone
1785: Thomas Clio Rickman
1787: Elizabeth Montagu
1790: Robert Burns
1804: Rev. William Tooke
1805: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1814: George Dyer
1814: Horace Twiss
1833: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1773: Lord Chesterfield
Alas! is STANHOPE dead! Apollo cry'd;
Then gone, Britannia, 's all thy boasted pride:
The pointed epigram, satiric stroke,
The mirthful sally, and the well-tim'd joke,
Just principles in manly sense array'd,
And truth by hum'rous arguments convey'd;
All sleep in STANHOPE: he the last of those
In Liberty's fair cause who greatly rose;
Drove fell Corruption from behind the throne,
And in their country's honour fix'd their own.
No, God of Wit, Britannia's griev'd replies:
BATHURST still lives, tho' old; and till he dies
In vain shall Dullness hope imperial sway,
Tho' Whitehead chants on ev'ry natal day.
In vain shall Infidels, with artful wile,
Scatter their poison o'er my fav'rite isle:
Resolv'd and steady, see Oxonia stands
To guard my truths from sacrilegious hands.