ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Jane Brereton, in "Melissa's Answer to the Verses signed S. U." Gentleman's Magazine 5 (July 1735) 382.
1709: Rev. Jonathan Swift
1717: Alexander Pope
1720: Giles Jacob
1754: Rev. John Duncombe
1812: John Hamilton Reynolds
1827: Alexander Dyce
1830: William Wordsworth
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1858: Samuel Austin Allibone
1880: Edmund Gosse
On instance more; which serves me best,
And will demonstrate all the rest:
If 'twas the theme that did inspire
Poetick energy and fire;
Indulgent spleen, to thee we owe
The brighest piece, our sex can show.
At Finch's tomb be honour's pay'd,
And endless bliss attend her shade.