1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Matthew Prior

William Diaper, in Dryades (1713) 16-17.



Would He again the better Choice approve,
Who once of Henry sung, and Emma's Love;
Would he (a grateful Guest) to Woods repair,
And private Ease prefer to publick Care;
The Nymphs would learn his Song, their own forget,
And little Fawns the moving Tale repeat.