1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Aaron Hill

Alexander Pope, in The Dunciad (1728); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 5:360.



Then * tried, but hardly snatch'd from sight,
Instant buoys up, and rises into light;
He bears no token of the sabler streams,
And mounts far off, among the swans of Thames.