ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "Pastoral, to the Memory of Mr. John Cunningham" Town and Country Magazine 13 (December 1781) 661.
1764: James Woodhouse
1765: T. O.
1766: J. R.
1766: C. B., M.D.
1766: Author of the Cook's Tale
1773: John Cunningham
1773: J. W.
1773: W. K-x, jun.
1773: Robert Fergusson
1774: H. W.
1775: W. Holland
1776: William Hawkins
1778: William Hawkins
1789: Mr. Tyson
1789: John Williams
1790 ca.: Joseph Ritson
1802: George Saville Carey
1802: David Carey
1804: William Mudford
1809: Stephen George Kemble
1824: Bryan Waller Procter
1860: George Gilfillan
1882: Epes Sargent
1922: Iolo Williams
Ye nymphs, come attend to my song,
Regret your lov'd pastoral swain,
Accustom'd to join in the throng,
When chearful ye danc'd on the plain.
Reclin'd at the foot of a thorn,
By the side of a murm'ring stream,
The woes of a shepherd forlorn,
How often have they been his theme.
The swain that is faithful and true,
The nymph that is constant and kind,
Who love's disappointment ne'er knew,
As often his theme will you find.
Ye nymphs, that reside on the plain,
Attend to the voice of despair;
Come mourn for your pastoral swain,
And drop to his mem'ry a tear.