1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

Anonymous, "Epigram, written in a Lady's Milton" Federal Orrery [Boston] 3 (15 February 1796) 136.



With virtue, strong as your's, had Eve been arm'd
In vain the fruit had blush'd, or serpent charm'd;
Nor had our bliss by penitence been bought—
NOR HAD FRAIL ADAM FELL — OR MILTON WROTE.