ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. Moses Browne
H—g, "To the Rev. Moses Browne, or reading his Sunday Thoughts and Essay on the Universe" Universal Magazine 58 (March 1776) 152.
Rev. Moses Browne:
1737: John Duick
1738: H. Price
1739: Richard Yate
1749: Edward Cave
1750: Rev. James Hervey
1773: Augustus Toplady
1786: William Cowper
1791: John Hawkins
1796: Dr. William Perfect
1799: Dr. Nathan Drake
1807: Robert Southey
1835: Robert Southey
1843: John Holland
1854: Katherine Byerley Thomson
1776: Rev. Moses Browne
Thy strains, O Browne! with pious rapture glow,
There truths divine in smoothest numbers flow.
Whether thou dost thy Maker's praise rehearse,
Or mark the planets in harmonious verse,
Still do thy energetic numbers pour
On both delight, an unexhausted store.
Sublimest flights celestial acts proclaim,
And prove each act has still its wiser aim.
Descriptive fancy charms th' enchanted mind,
And shews th' Almighty's goodness unconfin'd.
This was thy task on earth — in sweetest lays
To sing thy Saviour's and thy Maker's praise;
And, this perform'd, now quickly thou must rise
To heav'nly honours in thy kindred skies:
There crown'd resplendent in thy bright abode,
"All holy his Elect, belov'd of God."