By Christine Gerrard
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13–15), and, hearing of no other celebrants of Ocean, rushes in himself: “What! none aspire? / I snatch the lyre, / And plunge into the foaming wave” (ll. 22–4). For him, the overlap between poetic theme and achievement is clear and mutually reinforcing: The main! the main! Is Britain’s reign; Her strength, her glory, is her fleet: The main! the main! Be Britain’s strain; As Tritons strong, as Syrens sweet. (ll. 43–8) Other poets glorify the Thames as the national river that allows easy access to the global flows of the oceans, and thus to all the commodities and territories that lie within reach, particularly as British shipbuilding technologies and seafaring techniques improve.
Female poets who did write public verse tended to be loyalist in their sympathies, often addressing their works to Queen Caroline. Caroline, who had wide-ranging cultural interests, including theology, art, and poetry, was one of the few monarchs to offer patronage to poets such as Richard Savage and Stephen Duck. The Welsh poet Jane Brereton, under her nom de plume “Melissa,” celebrated Queen Caroline’s erection of “Merlin’s Cave,” her garden building in Richmond Park, linking herself as Welsh poet with the Hanoverians’ attempts to graft themselves onto British and even Celtic roots (Prescott 2005a).