1742 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Howard

Alexander Pope, in The Dunciad (1728; 1742); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 5:118-19 & n.



Know, Eusden thirsts no more for sack or praise;
He sleeps among the dull of ancient days;
Safe, where no Critics damn, no duns molest,
Where wretched Withers, Ward, and Gildon rest,
And high-born Howard, more majestic sire,
With Fool of Quality compleats the quire.

Howard,] Hon. Edward Howard, author of the British Princes, and a great number of wonderful pieces, celebrated by the late Earls of Dorset and Rochester, Duke of Buckingham, Mr. Waller, &c.