1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Stott

James McHenry, in "An Ode written after a Visit at Dromore House, in May 1808" Bard of Erin (1808) 46-47 &n.



Lo, through yon glade I see from far,
The Bard who weaves in rapid strains,
The tyrant's doom, the spoils of war,
The carnage of embattl'd plains;
And oft he makes the numbers flow,
Where streamlets glide and meadows grow,
And bids each lawn, and grove, and glen,
Yield twice their native sweets to men!
With rapture, LAGAN'S stream I view,
Smooth roll his classic tide thro' fairy scenes he drew!

Thomas Stott, esq. of Dromore, who under the well known signature of HAFIZ, has often obliged the public with the productions of his muse. He wrote an elegant poem which was published in the Belfast News-Letter, describing the course of that river.