ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "An humble Invocation to Miss Hannah More" Gentleman's Magazine 49 (July 1779) 367.
1773: John Langhorne
1773: W. H.
1773: W. H.
1776: M. R.
1777: W. H.
1777: T. S.
1778: Samuel Johnson
1778: Rev. William Tasker
1779: T. B****s
1781: Bp. Robert Lowth
1783: Elizabeth Carter
1784: James Beattie
1785: Ann Yearsley
1789: John Williams
1791: Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger
1791: A Young Lady
1792: John Bennet
1794: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1795: Elizabeth Montagu
1806: William Forbes
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sydney Smith
1814: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1815: William Henry Ireland
1819: Leigh Hunt
1822: James Harley
1828: Leigh Hunt
1834: Sara Coleridge
1837: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1846: John Dix
1847: Joseph Cottle
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1857: Samuel Griswold Goodrich
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1882: Epes Sargent
1883: Eric S. Robertson
Oh virgin poetess, asswage thy grief,
And let thy tuneful verse yield some relief,
Tho' Garrick's wit no more shall glad thy heart,
He's gone, my fair, to act a higher part!
Then rise, sweet Philomela, chant thy lays,
Collect the laurels, and prepare the bays,
To crown his tomb, and with thy Muse commend,
The virtues and the graces of thy friend!
May thy harmonious strains immortal raise
A lasting monument to Garrick's praise!
Garrick! who oft has charm'd the mingled throng!
Of grave and gay, of learned, fair, and young!
Whether in Tragedy's majestic mien,
Or sprightly Comedy's more pleasing scene;
He, Proteus like, was perfect in each part;
Delighted every eye, and every heart!
Such unaffected dignity and ease,
Such sparkling wit, and various powers to please;
Demand a style more lofty than her verse,
Whose maiden tears bedew'd his passing hearse,
As in funereal pomp, by numbers mourn'd,
It bore his dust to be with King's inurn'd!
Too weak his matchless talents to explore,
She humbly thus requests the task of — Moore.