ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
, "To Robert Southey, on the Appearance of his Laureate Ode" The Minerva [New York] 2 (25 October 1823) 232.
1795: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1796: Anna Seward
1796 ca.: James Jennings
1797: Anna Seward
1798: Thomas James Mathias
1800: Dr. Nathan Drake
1801: Thomas Stott
1801: Alexander Thomson
1802: Francis Jeffrey
1806: Anna Seward
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1808: Sir Walter Scott
1808: Bp Richard Mant
1808: Anna Seward
1809: Melesina Chenevix Trench
1809: Lord Byron
1809: Joseph Dennie
1810: Sir Walter Scott
1811: Henry Crabb Robinson
1811: Bp. Reginald Heber
1811: Leigh Hunt
1813: Sir Walter Scott
1813: Lord Byron
1813: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1814: Edward Thurlow
1814: George Daniel
1814: Thomas Barnes
1814: Edward Rushton
1814: J. W.
1814: Francis Jeffrey
1816: John Hamilton Reynolds
1816: Herbert Knowles
1816: Francis Jeffrey
1817: Percy Bysshe Shelley
1817: William Hazlitt
1817: R. F.
1817: Impar Sibi, Esq.
1817: Francis Jeffrey
1818: Rev. Francis Hodgson
1818: William Hazlitt
1818: J. M. C.
1819: Lord Byron
1819: Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen
1819: George Ticknor
1820: Rev. John Keble
1820: Ebenezer Elliott
1820: David Carey
1821: John Abraham Heraud
1821: O. F.
1821: P. P.
1822: James Harley
1822: Rev. Chauncy Hare Townshend
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Charles Lamb
1823: Frances Wright
1825: William Hazlitt
1825: Thomas Enort Smith
1825: John Taylor Coleridge
1826: Joanna Carey
1830: Thomas Babington Macaulay
1830: Rev. George Barrell Cheever
1830: A. P.
1831: Rev. Edward Smedley
1831: John Gibson Lockhart
1833: John Wilson
1833: Allan Cunningham
1834: Walter Savage Landor
1835: Ebenezer Elliott
1836: Isaac Clark Pray
1836: Rev. Richard Polwhele
1837: Thomas Noon Talfourd
1838: Walter Savage Landor
1842: Robert Story
1843: Mary Russell Mitford
1843: William Wordsworth
1843: Rev. William Lisle Bowles
1845: George Gilfillan
1846: John Dix
1847: Horace Smith
1848 ca.: Edgar Allan Poe
1851: Dr. David Macbeth Moir
1852: Mary Russell Mitford
1871: S. C. Hall
1873: Joseph Devey
1880: Henry Taylor
1882: Epes Sargent
1898: Rowland E. Prothero
1823: Lord Byron
1823: Robert Southey
Where is the Bard, whose fearless hand
From Freedom's side took down the lyre,
And wak'd a strain that rous'd the land,
And fill'd it with Promethean fire?
Where is the Bard whose voice was truth,
Who shook the tyrant on his throne,
Who shamed the old, and fired the youth,
With pride and greatness like his own?
Where is the Bard who took his stand,
Firm by his fainting country's side,
And rais'd his voice and nervous hand
To keep her 'bove the stagnate tide?
Where is the Bard whose spotless name,
Was lov'd and honour'd by mankind;
Who found his own in Britain's fame,
His guerdon in an upright mind!
Oh can it be! The cry is heard,
Of Freedom shrieking for her son;
Who, in his age, the base preferr'd,
And from her side, to folly run:
The thoughtless, envious, and the mean,
Do shake the head in mockery now;
And those who lov'd thee, dare not skreen
The name of one that's sunk so low.
Yes! there were those who held thee dear,
Who lov'd thee for thy noble lay,
Who hear thee scorn'd, and sigh and hear,
And wipe the eye and turn away.
For flattery's hand the garland tore,
Which Freedom bound upon thy head,
And on those brows so grac'd before,
A badge of slavery plac'd instead.
O Bard of Freedom! once our pride,
Awake! 'tis Freedom calls on thee.
Awake! return to honour's side:
Again be true, be great, be free.