ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Gen. John Burgoyne
Simonides Pure, "Sonnet on the Death of General Burgoyne" New Lady's Magazine 7 (August 1792) 384.
Gen. John Burgoyne:
1777: Horace Walpole
1777: W. S.
1778: John Trumbull
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: J. W.
1782: Phelim O'Blunder
1785 ca.: Lord Townsend
1787: William Hayley
1792: Simonides Pure
1801: Arthur Murphy
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
1792: Gen. John Burgoyne
1792: Elizabeth Sheridan
Ah! see Britannia's noble form advance
In flowing robes of direful mourning drest;
In her fair hand, revers'd behold the lance,
And mark the throbbing of her rising breast.
See on her shield in pensive grief she leans,
Whilst pearly drops distil her cheeks adown,
Her troubl'd soul in heaving sighs complains,
And ev'ry feature wears a solemn frown.
"Ah! my Burgoyne," exclaims her feeble voice,
Whilst sorrow half-obstructs the trembling sound,
No more thy presence Albion shall rejoice,
Nor warriors hearts at thy approach rebound;
Wretched Britannia, ever doom'd to mourn,
And bathe with tears thy great supporter's urn."