ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
John Jeffreys, "Addressed to Thomas Campbell, Author of the Pleasures of Hope, about to leave his native Country" Pleasures of Retirement (1800) 69-71.
1800: Alexander Balfour
1800: J. R.
1800: John Jeffreys
1800: A. B. C.
1801: Leigh Hunt
1801: Alexander Thomson
1804: Thomas Stott
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1807: J. McD.
1807: Samuel Jackson Pratt
1809: Lord Byron
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1809: Archibald Alison
1809: Arthur Owen
1809: Joseph Dennie
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Sir Walter Scott
1809: Francis Jeffrey
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1810: John Gwilliam
1813: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Leigh Hunt
1814: Mary Russell Mitford
1814: John Gwilliam
1814: Thomas Barnes
1815: William Henry Ireland
1815: Thomas James Mathias
1815: George Ticknor
1818: Lieutenant Hall
1819: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1819: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1819: Richard Henry Dana
1819: Francis Jeffrey
1820 ca.: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1820: P. T. T.
1820: David Carey
1821: Lord Byron
1821: William Blackwood
1821: John Wilson
1821: Alaric Alexander Watts
1821: Thomas Stott
1822: James Harley
1822: Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
1822: Thomas Stott
1823: A. E. I.
1823: Rev. Charles Burton
1824: Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin
1824: Bernard M. Carter
1824: Margaret Holford
1825 ca.: Henry Mackenzie
1825: Sir Walter Scott
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: Rev. Edward Smedley
1826: Sumner Lincoln Fairfield
1827: R. M.
1827: Sarah S. Pugh
1828: Leigh Hunt
1829: Mary Howitt
1829: Rev. Oliver William Bourne Peabody
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: S. E. Jr.
1830: William Maginn
1830: John Wright
1831: Fitz-Greene Halleck
1833: Alaric Alexander Watts
1833: Allan Cunningham
1835: Washington Irving
1836: Henry Crabb Robinson
1845: George Gilfillan
1847: Horace Smith
1848: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1850: Leigh Hunt
1851: Robert Pearse Gillies
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: William Jerdan
1854: Katherine Byerley Thomson
1858: Cyrus Redding
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1877: Bryan Waller Procter
1880: Henry Taylor
1882: Epes Sargent
1891: Samuel Smiles
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
1800: Thomas Campbell
Ascend, my friend, ascend (since cruel Fate denies
Thy presence here) ascend the waiting bark.
In conscious worth and honor bold, go, brave
The warring elements or wrath of man,
Of man, so prone fair Virtue's fruit to crush,
Or nip the rose of Genius in its bud.
Be good, be wise, nor let the slavish forms
Of foreign nations taint thy youthful mind;
Be brave amidst the dastard croud, be thou
A glorious freeman 'midst a host of slaves,
Fear not, the force of Ocean's troubled flood.
What though the tempest thunders through the air!
Thy verse, more sweet than Orpheus' lyre shall soothe
The jarring winds sedate and hush'd, to hear
Thy much-lov'd verse; dolphins shall sport around
Thy bark with inoffensive joy, huge sharks
Unwieldy sea-calves, deeply-listening whales,
And all the scaly monsters of the main.
Pleas'd with the sound, the waves shall hush in peace,
And sweet-breath'd Zephyrs gently play around.
But for the fear of stopping thee, the stars
Would start immediate from their shining spheres,
And universal Nature flock to hear
Thy voice. What though the iron hand of pow'r,
Or tyrant's arm, should aim the death-fraught dart
Against thy life! think you that he who rules
The sky, the ocean, and this earthly globe
Th' Almighty would allow a crime so great?
Forbid it Nature, and forbid it man!
In worth shalt thou conspicuous shine, and be
A glorious sun amidst the lesser stars.
The bark's unmoor'd. Think, when through distant climes
You pass, on one who lov'd thee much, O think
On me. Farewell, my friend, a long farewell.