ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. James Grahame
M. D., "Sonnet on the Character of James Graham" Scots Magazine 76 (January 1814) 56.
Rev. James Grahame:
1805: Francis Jeffrey
1809: Lord Byron
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1810: Robert Southey
1811: Sir Walter Scott
1811: Allan Cunningham
1811: John Wilson
1812: Thomas Campbell
1814: M. D.
1818: Thomas Park
1819: John Gibson Lockhart
1822: H. H.
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1833: Allan Cunningham
1838: Robert Aris Willmott
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1882: Margaret Oliphant
1882: Epes Sargent
1768: Bonnell Thornton
1789: Charlotte Smith
1807: Jane West
1814: Rev. James Grahame
To Thee, whose frame by keen emotions worn
Could ill the beatings of the wave sustain,
Repugnant was the restless toil for gain,
Ambitious path all chilling and forlorn!
And weary, flat, unprofitable, stale
The base delights that grovelling minds enchain!—
Therefore thou soughtst afar the sylvan reign,
And dwelt with VIRTUE in life's peaceful vale.—
Pure and Exalted spirit! Thou art gone!
But yet immortal reliques blossom here
Unfading as the glories of the year,
By which to every land thy worth is known,
And souls, to Virtue roused, are borne on high!—
Thus, even on earth, O GRAHAME! Thou couldst not wholly die.