1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Rogers

David Carey, in "The Mansion of the Poets" Beauties of the Modern Poets (1820) xxi.



The succeeding candidate advanced with a diffident but winning air, and sung the joys arising from the pleasurable recollections of a blameless life. He was much applauded. Having made a long pause, it was supposed that he intended to recite no more, but he unexpectedly produced a second piece, depicting in equally tuneful and beautiful strains the various stages of human life. This personage was announced to be ROGERS, the poet of Memory. He obtained a chaplet of unfading violets, mixed with classic flowers, and passed again into the trellissed bowers of elegant enjoyment.