1737 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Blackmore

Alexander Pope, in Epistle to Augustus (1737); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 4:205-07.



So well in paint and stone they judg'd of merit:
But Kings in Wit may want discerning Spirit.
The Hero William and the Martyr Charles,
One knighted Blackmore and one pension'd Quarles;
Which made old Ben and surly Dennis swear,
"No Lord's anointed, but a Russian Bear."