1737 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Addison

Alexander Pope, in Epistle to Augustus (1737); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 4:181-83.



He, from the taste obscene reclaims our Youth,
And sets the Passions on the side of Truth,
Forms the soft bosom with the gentlest art,
And pours each human Virtue in the heart.