1737 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Cowley

Alexander Pope, in Epistle to Augustus (1737); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 4:157.



Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet,
His Moral pleases, not his pointed Wit;
Forgot his Epic, nay Pindaric Art,
But still I love the Language of his Heart.