ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Dr. Robert Anderson
George Hay Drummond, "Sonnet to Robert Anderson, M.D. returning from Dromore" Poetical Register, and Repository of Fugitive Poetry for 1802 (1803) 289.
Dr. Robert Anderson:
1796: John Leyden
1798: George Dyer
1802: Rev. Henry Boyd
1802: Thomas Stott
1802: George Hay Drummond
1806: William Preston
1814: Robert Southey
1819: George Ticknor
1830: P. Maxwell
1832: James Hogg
1851: Robert Pearse Gillies
George Hay Drummond:
1802: Dr. Robert Anderson
Let Irish minstrels hail the Muses friend,
And mitred Percy ope his classic store,
To charm his welcome guest with ancient lore;
Whilst Taste and courteous Elegance attend,
And cloudless skies their cheerful influence lend,
Let Celtic harps convoy thee to the shore,
Hymning sad strains when thou art seen no more.
Yet speedily thy footsteps hither bend;
Come, where thy heart benign hath long been dear,
Come, from the mourner's eye the tears to wipe,
For now the red-breast with his wintry pipe,
Foretells the bitter season draweth near;
Britain no longer can her friend resign,
When rich and poor shall need benevolence like thine.
Edinburgh, Oct. 16, 1802.