ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Anonymous, "To Anthony Pasquin, Esq. upon his celebrated Life of Lord Barrymore" Walker's Hibernian Magazine (May 1793) 464.
1789: Ann Yearsley
1789: W. Whitby
1789: William Upton
1791: Sly Boots
1797: William Gifford
1814: George Daniel
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1842: C. H. Timperley
1930: Roy Benjamin Clark
When Johnson told the world, with learned pride,
How Savage wander'd, and how Savage died;
Admiring thousands hung o'er every page,
Pitied the subject, and rever'd the sage.
With more true feeling, has your magic pen,
Copied a portraiture to model men;
To read your lessons let each spendthrift run,
And learn reflection e'er they're quite undone.
There let the thoughtless and the affected go,
T' elude contemptuousness, and want, and woe;
Morality flows lovely from your mind,
And while we laugh and cry, you mend mankind.