1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Wither

Alexander Pope, in The Dunciad (1728); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 5:343.



Here swells the shelf with Ogilby the great:
There, stamp'd with arms, Newcastle shines compleat,
Here all his suff'ring brotherhood retire,
And 'scape the martyrdom of jakes and fire;
A Gothic Vatican! of Greece and Rome
Well-purg'd, and worthy Withers, Quarles, and Blome.