1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Graves

Christopher Anstey, in Envy, a Poem (1778); Poetical Works (1808) 248.



Nor less thro' Fancy's flow'ry way
Ingenious GRAVES delights to stray;
To him, in verse and friendship join'd,
SHENSTON his orphan Muse consign'd;
And when, sweet bard, his last he breath'd,
To him his tuneful pipe bequeath'd;
And, right I ween, he knows full well
With tuneful notes that pipe to swell;
Right well he cheers the list'ning swains
That haunt the upland groves or plains;
AVON delights to hear his voice,
And CLAVERTON'S high mounts rejoice.