1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Rymer

Samuel Cobb, in Poetae Britannici (1700) 7-8.



Nor can we Ry—r's Memory forget,
Who only wants good Nature and good Wit.
A more than Scythian Heart, that could presume
To bite the Dead, and vex the peaceful Tomb.
Who talk'd to Shakespear in Heroick Tone
Where lay a Genius; and produc'd his own.