1712 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

John Gay, in "To Bernard Lintott" Poems and Translations (1712) 173.



When Pope's harmonious Muse with pleasure roves,
Amidst the Plains, the murm'ring Streams, and Groves,
Attentive Eccho pleas'd to hear his Songs,
Thro' the glad Shade each warbling Note prolongs;
His various Numbers charm our ravish'd Ears,
His steady Judgment far out-shoots his Years,
And early in the Youth the God appears.