ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
James B. Sheys?, "Thomas Dermody" New York Mirror and Ladies' Literary Gazette 1 (22 November 1823) 136.
1789 ca.: Samuel Whyte
1791: Lady Moira
1795: Samuel Whyte
1796: Charles Lamb
1798: Robert Southey
1802: James Grant Raymond
1802: Anna Seward
1802: Henry Kirke White
1802: Peter L. Courtier
1802: S. O.
1803: William Holloway
1805: Rev. Henry Boyd
1806: James Grant Raymond
1806: Robert Southey
1807: Lady Anne Hamilton
1807: John Howard Payne
1807: Francis William Blagdon
1808: Samuel Egerton Brydges
1808: Edward Cummins
1809: W. M. I.
1810: Joseph Blacket
1812: Charles Phillips
1820: Cornelius Webb
1823: James B. Sheys
1825: L. R. J.
1878: Alfred Webb
James B. Sheys:
1822: Robert Burns
1823: Thomas Dermody
1825: Robert Burns
Though with thy page, while warning sounds aspire,
Reflecting prudence strew the path of youth,
Yet the fond muse restores her pleading lyre,
And gentle pity wakes the ear of truth.
Veil'd be the faults, for ne'er a wond'ring age
May see the wreath of mind so early bloom,
Veil'd be thy faults, thou infant bard and sage!
'Neath the bright flowers that weep upon thy tomb.
Unfriended genius! sharing with despair
The slow and questioning notice of the great;
By passion rul'd — by want and pining care,
Fruitless thy powers, when too severe thy fate,
Too proud for earth — wont o'er its dross to soar,
Hope points thy sinking heart where pain can vex no more.