ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. James Hervey
R. C., "Written before Mr. Hervey's Meditations" Gentleman's Magazine 19 (January 1749) 38.
Rev. James Hervey:
1748: Countess of Hertford
1748: William Shenstone
1749 ca.: Samuel Boyse
1749: R. C.
1749: John Duick
1753: N. N.
1755 ca.: Matilda
1758 ca.: Rev. John Jones
1758: J. B.
1759: Rev. John Ogilvie
1765: C. S.
1773: Samuel Johnson
1783: Rev. Hugh Blair
1811: G. J.
1817: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1823: Rev. Charles Burton
1828: Leigh Hunt
1622: Robert Aylett
1749: Rev. James Hervey
1791: William Julius Mickle
1796: Charlotte Smith
1819: Sir Walter Scott
IN VOLUME I.
Hail meditations! heav'nly fraught
With energy of stile and thought;
Hervey, inflam'd with love divine!
Sees God, thro' all creation shine;
Large praises draws from smallest things,
And incense from a meteor brings;
Tombs lose their horrors thus survey'd,
And gardens are new Edens made.
IN VOLUME II.
Smit with the saviour's love all o'er,
Where will the mortal seraph soar?
Thro' fields of aether see him rise,
And paint the glories of the skies;
Explore the wonders of the day,
Night with her shining host display,
And travel o'er the milky way:
Nought more remains for him to see,
Save only immortality.