ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
J. W., "Verses to the Memory of Mrs. Montague" Lady's Monthly Museum 5 (November 1800) 412.
1764: Alexander Carlyle
1772: Hester Mulso Chapone
1773: Hester Mulso Chapone
1775: Horace Walpole
1775: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1778: Frances Burney
1779: Edward Jerningham
1780: Rev. Richard Graves
1782: Rev. Robert Potter
1783: Helen Maria Williams
1784: James Beattie
1785: Edward Jerningham
1786: Hannah More
1787: Henry Erskine
1788: William Cowper
1791: James Boswell
1797: A Lady
1800: James Beattie
1800: J. W.
1810 ca.: George Hardinge
1811: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1812: John Nichols
1817: John Keats
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
1695: Michael Drayton
1740: Rev. Isaac Watts
1773: John Cunningham
1778: Gen. John Burgoyne
1779: Bp. Robert Lowth
1780: William Shenstone
1782: James Beattie
1800: Elizabeth Montagu
1814: Robert Southey
Oh! Montague! before thy honour'd shade
This humble tribute of the Muse be laid.
In thee, respected Woman, were combin'd
A feeling heart and cultivated mind:
With virtuous precepts was thy converse fraught,
Thy life confirm'd whate'er thy doctrines taught.
If Charity thy theme — the well-fed Poor
Evinc'd thy steady practice at the door:
If Friendship's sacred joys thy tongue express'd,
The wise and good thy ready zeal confess'd.
Beneath thy skilful praise e'en Genius grew,
And Shakespeare's beauties rose to better view;
And if to write in Virtue's cause inclin'd,
Opinions were but pictures of the mind:
But tho' such merits sinful men approve,
Thy hopes of bliss were in a Saviour's love!
As stars in Heav'n, on earth thy virtues shone;
And to their native Heav'n, as stars, are gone!
Old Broad Street, Oct. 8, 1800.