1712 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Congreve

John Gay, in "To Bernard Lintott" Poems and Translations (1712) 171.



If thou wouldst have thy Volume stand the Test,
And of all others be reputed Best,
Let Congreve teach the list'ning Groves to mourn,
As when he wept o'er fair Pastora's urn.