ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy
, "Verses written after reading Miss Seward's Ode to Lord Heathfield, and hearing that he had paid her a Visit" Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (7 December 1787).
1766: P. Adey
1781: Samuel Johnson of Shrewsbury
1781: William Hayley
1782: Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens
1783: Helen Maria Williams
1783: Mary Scott
1783: G. I. L.
1783: M. O. S.
1784: William Hayley
1785: Thomas Sedgwick Whalley
1785: D. C.
1785: Rev. Robert Greville
1786: William Hayley
1786: S. A.
1786: Rev. William Bagshaw Stevens
1786: M. C. S.
1787: Richard Porson
1787: Francis Noel Clarke Mundy
1788: Joseph Weston
1788: Edward Pye-Waters
1788: Thomas Lister
1788: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1789: William Newton, the Peak Minstrel
1789: John Williams
1790 ca.: George Hardinge
1790: Thomas Trotter
1790: Susanna Pearson
1791: Jane West
1791: J. N.
1792: John Bennet
1793: Rev. George Butt
1796: William Bagshaw Stevens
1796: Robert Farren Cheetham
1796: Rev. Henry Francis Cary
1797: Thomas Park
1797: David Samwell
1798: Edward Gardner
1799: Robert Fellows
1799: Francis Noel Clarke Mundy
1799: W. Woolston
1799: Christopher Smyth
1800 ca.: Dr. Erasmus Darwin
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Henry Kirke White
1802: Margaret Holford
1802: Robert Farren Cheetham
1804: W. Fitzthomas
1805: Capel Lofft
1807: John Murray
1808: W. M. T.
1809: H. Burrington
1811: Bp. Thomas Percy
1811: Dr. Robert Anderson
1811: Mary Russell Mitford
1811: Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe
1811: Walter Savage Landor
1811: Jane West
1811: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1811: Sir Walter Scott
1812: Hannah More
1812 ca.: George Hardinge
1812: Charles Caleb Colton
1814: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1821: Lord Byron
1827: Alexander Dyce
1828: Leigh Hunt
1830: William Wordsworth
1833: Robert Southey
1834: Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1855: Sarah Josepha Hale
Francis Noel Clarke Mundy:
1787: Anna Seward
1792: Dr. Erasmus Darwin
1799: Anna Seward
Yes, on his war-worn rock the Chief remain'd
Deaf, though fond Fame her golden clarion strain'd;
Her palms, Britannia panting to bestow,
Lean'd from her shore to greet his rising prow
In vain; no lust of triumph warp'd his thought;
Calm in his victory as while he fought.
At length he seeks, and only seeks repose
In her lov'd shades; around him copious flows
The fount of honour; while he taste the wave
But from his reverence of the hand that gave.
Conqueror of Bourbon's pride, and of thy own,
Whilst the world's praises at thy feet are thrown,
Firm as thou art, ah, think not to refuse
All Fame can give! Lives not the heavenly Muse?
She lives, and, wakeful to the public weal,
Tells in immortal strains what Britons feel.
Pathetic with their sorrow flows her song;
Or, fir'd by joy, exults and bounds along.
Not sweeter warblings her soft skill supplied,
To sooth th' afflicted world when Sydney died,
Than when of late her voice divine was heard,
And Cook's morai in lasting verse she rear'd:
Cook, whom respectful war forbore in vain,
In the false moment of his mercy slain.
Another Lycidas she sees expire,
And grief and friendship string again the lyre.
Fair in a funeral robe, with tints inwove
Of youth's attractive form, and weeping love,
O'er Andre's corse sepulchral sweets she strows,
And mocks the barb'rous malice of his foes.
Snatch'd from th' abhorred night they strove to give,
She lifts his name, and bids his virtues live,
More than a brave man's loss we learn to rue,
And human pity sheds its softest dew.
And now, even now, her bolder notes ascend!
Elliot, on thee her magic power they bend;
Resistless as thy thunder sweeps their force,
And thy own fire seems glowing in their course.
Now hurling vengeful deaths we see thee stand;
In mercy now stretch'd forth thy saving hand;
O'er each proud scene the verse as proudly leads,
Dwells on thy name, and riots on thy deeds.
O let thy bosom soften to such praise!—
The vanquish'd victor listens, and obeys—
From crowds, from courts he hastes; his speed in vain
Fam'd Isis sons with honours would detain—
Hastes, in her bright-eyed form the Muse to greet,
And graceful takes his laurels at her feet.
Thus the great master of the Grecian chord
Charm'd warlike Macedon's victorious Lord;
Could sooth to pity, or with rage inspire,
And taught the sweet dominion of the lyre.