1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hawkesworth

Francis Fawkes?, "Epitaph on John Hawkesworth, L.L.D." Gentleman's Magazine 43 (December 1773) 614.



Hawkesworth, adieu! thou most ingenuous mind,
Firm friend to truth, in wisdom's school refin'd!
Great was thy praise in learning to excel,
But greater far the praise of living well:
Great was thy pow'r the vicious to controul,
But boundless thy benevolence of soul:
Belov'd by all — to virtue's precepts true,
Thou lively, cheerful, social friend, adieu!
F. F.