ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
J. McD., "Lines written on reading the Pleasures of Hope" Scots Magazine 69 (June 1807) 446.
1800: Alexander Balfour
1800: J. R.
1800: John Jeffreys
1800: A. B. C.
1801: Leigh Hunt
1801: Alexander Thomson
1804: Thomas Stott
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1807: J. McD.
1807: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1809: Lord Byron
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1809: Archibald Alison
1809: Arthur Owen
1809: Joseph Dennie
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sir Walter Scott
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1810: John Gwilliam
1813: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Leigh Hunt
1814: Mary Russell Mitford
1814: John Gwilliam
1814: Thomas Barnes
1815: William Henry Ireland
1815: Thomas James Mathias
1815: George Ticknor
1818: Lieutenant Hall
1819: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1819: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1819: Richard Henry Dana
1819: Francis Jeffrey
1820 ca.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1820: P. T. T.
1820: David Carey
1821: Lord Byron
1821: William Blackwood
1821: John Wilson
1821: Alaric Alexander Watts
1821: Thomas Stott
1822: James Harley
1822: Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
1822: Thomas Stott
1823: A. E. I.
1823: Rev. Charles Burton
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1824: Bernard M. Carter
1824: Margaret Holford
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1825: Sir Walter Scott
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: Rev. Edward Smedley
1826: Sumner Lincoln Fairfield
1827: R. M.
1827: Sarah S. Pugh
1828: Leigh Hunt
1829: Mary Howitt
1829: Rev. Oliver William Bourne Peabody
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: S. E. Jr.
1830: William Maginn
1830: John Wright
1831: Fitz-Greene Halleck
1833: Alaric Alexander Watts
1833: Allan Cunningham
1835: Washington Irving
1836: Henry Crabb Robinson
1845: George Gilfillan
1847: Horace Smith
1848: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1850: Leigh Hunt
1851: Robert Pearse Gillies
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: William Jerdan
1854: Katherine Byerley Thomson
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1877: Bryan Waller Procter
1880: Henry Taylor
1882: Epes Sargent
1891: Samuel Smiles
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
1807: Thomas Campbell
1810: Hector Macneill
'Tis thine, O Campbell, to attune the lyre
With Pope's sweet melody, — with Milton's fire;
Like Shakespeare strong, thy energy divine,
And as great Gray, delightful every line.
Well may sweet liberty aloud rejoice!
A Bard appears who knows her noble voice,
Who can in melting phrase her sweets describe,
Who scorns the tyrant and his hireling tribe;
Who boldly says Hindostan should be free,
And shews the dire effects of Tyranny.
Is there, alive, that human form does wear,
Can calmly hear, Suwarrow's brutal crew
Thousands of innocents in cold blood slew?
Whose icy breast ne'er cherish'd pity's sigh,
Who never grieves though Want's pale cheek by nigh;
Whose grov'ling soul wrong'd innocence can't move,
Unknown to friendship, — and unknown to love;—
Shame to the Coward! to deep dulness wed,—
He ought, he must be number'd with the dead,
Who can unmoved hear great Campbell tell,
How "Freedom shriek'd as Kosciusko fell!"
Campbell! on thee may Fortune ever smile;
Long may'st thou live, to bless native isle;
May that great soul which no base tyrant tears
Grow greater still, and ripen with thy years!
And when life's glimmering lamp begins to fade,
When Death's cold tremor doth thy frame pervade,
May conscious honesty afford the joy,
And peace, sweet peace, illume thy closing eye!
And Hope, great comforter, thee still attend,
Soothe thy lone heart, and make e'en Death thy friend!