ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Elijah Waring, "To Iolo Morganwg. A Commemorative Sonnet, written in his own Haunts" Recollections and Anecdotes of Edward Williams (1850) 157.
1789: J. D.
1826 ca.: Walter Davies
1826: Robert Southey
1850: Rev. Elijah Waring
Rev. Elijah Waring:
1810: William Collins
1850: Edward Williams
Old Iolo, in these lanes and pleasant meads,
With thee I walk in spirit to this day;
Though a full score of years have stolen away
Since thou didst calmly doff the mortal weeds
That clad thy living soul, for an array
More worthy an Immortal. Often here
Didst thou commune with fancies, grave or gay,
Now ranging Earth, and now a higher sphere;
Thy brain inventive, and thy conscience clear.
Methinks e'en now I hear thy panting breath
Tuning rare thoughts — some touch of Bardic lore,
Or modern polity, or tales of yore—
And listen reverently, when it saith,—
"Man does not truly live, till after Death."