1784 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Jortin

William Cowper to John Newton, 25 January 1784; Hayley, Life of Cowper (1803-04, 1806) 2:164.



The good Doctor Jortin
Had the good fortune,
To write these verses
Upon tombs and hearses;
Which I, being jinglish,
Have done into English.