ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Thomas Trotter, "Eden Streams. To the Memory of Thomson" 1788; Scots Magazine 54 (March 1792) 137.
1726 ca.: Aaron Hill
1727: David Mallet
1729: Edward Young
1729: Richard Savage
1729: Joseph Mitchell
1733: Richard Savage
1734: Rev. James De La Cour
1736: Gibert West
1736: Rev. Moses Browne
1736: Alexander Bayne
1746: William Shenstone
1746: Alexander Carlyle
1748: George Lyttelton
1748: Robert Shiels
1748 ca.: Anonymous
1748 ca.: William Shenstone
1748: Rev. James De La Cour
1749: William Collins
1750: George Lyttelton
1750 ca.: Rev. William Thompson
1751: Moses Mendez
1758: G. G.
1763: Rev. William Thompson
1770: J. S.
1770: W. B.
1773: Rev. William Hayward Roberts
1776: Samuel Johnson
1778: James Beattie
1782: J. Gest of Modbury
1788: Thomas Trotter
1790 ca.: Edmond Malone
1790: Helen Maria Williams
1791: Robert Burns
1791: Mr. William Taylor
1791: Thomas Park
1792: John Corry
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1796: Charles Graham
1797: Thomas Park
1798: Alexander Campbell
1800: Mr. Woods
1802: W. G.
1803: Thomas Clio Rickman
1805: Walter Savage Landor
1806: Dr. John Aikin
1807: Robert Southey
1807: Rev. Percival Stockdale
1813: Rev. William Cameron
1814: Leigh Hunt
1814: Thomas Barnes
1814: George Noble
1815: William Wordsworth
1816: George Scott
1818: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1818: A. C. L.
1818: Robert Carruthers
1822: Joseph Robertson
1824: William Hazlitt
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1825: Allan Cunningham
1825: Bryan Waller Procter
1826: Richard Ryan
1829: William Wordsworth
1829: Anna Brownell Jameson
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1831: John Wilson
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1835 ca.: Charles Crocker
1836: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1836: L. L.
1842: Robert Story
1880: George Saintsbury
1882: Epes Sargent
1894: William Minto
1788: James Thomson
1790: Anna Seward
Ye youths that haunt the Tiviot's side,
Or sport along the silver Tweed,
What vales delight, what fates divide,
What charms awake my Jamie's reed!
To Ettrick Braes perhaps he's fled,
'Midst forest flowers his laurel beams;
Or haply stretch'd by sylvan Jed,
He pipes no more by Eden's Streams.
To Leader-houghs I'll gladly stray,
If chance he roves through Cowden-knows,
Though sweet their broom, and haughs so gay,
I'll lead him back where Eden flows.
Or like the maid on Yarrow's side,
I'll seek my love in frantic dreams;
Her's was the Yarrow's early pride,
And mine the boast of Eden's Streams.
Then mourn, thou dear deserted flood,
Go murmur to thy banks along;
And sigh, soft Echo of the wood,
For thou no more shalt hear his song.
Those sweets are fled that loiter'd here,
The Season's face in sorrow seems;
Those notes he warbled smooth and clear
Are heard no more on Eden's Streams.
Yet oft in these neglected shades,
That nurs'd the Poet of the year,
Shall Fancy, led by Sylvan Maids,
And meek-ey'd Memory, shed the tear:
While glides the wave with willows crown'd,
Beneath pale Cynthia's evening beams,
Gay youths and genii, hovering round,
Shall deck his bower on Eden's Streams.
Kelso, Sept. 1788.