ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Lucinda, "On seeing a Portrait of the late Earl of Chesterfield" Westminster Magazine 2 (July 1774) 375.
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
The mind of STANHOPE, like his face,
Was well adorn'd with every grace;
No affectation in his mien,
Cheerful his aspect, yet serene:
But look within — in fairer lines,
A bright, a lively genius shines.
This world he view'd — he view'd it well,
And all its stratagems could tell;
Well he observ'd the ways of men;
He mark'd their actions with his pen:
Now in his LETTERS you may find
The only transcript of his mind;
Which is adapted to engage,
Instruct, and bless the rising age.
This will secure them, lest they stray,
And lead them to the prudent way.
Observe his cautions to his son;
Who in the path of duty run;
Early inform'd him of each snare,
And bid him "fly the guilty Fair."
Nay, all the female sex he thought
Was giddy, trifling, good for nought:
This, Ladies! was a fault, we know;
He was Man's friend, but Woman's foe.