1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Samuel Wesley

Samuel Cobb, in Poetae Britannici (1700) 8.



But how could W—st—y in Heroick Dream,
When N—by stood by, and Christ's his Theme?
That Patron might encourage him to sing,
But sure the Saviour clip'd his daring Wing.
Expound his Doctrine, not his Life Expose,
Desist from Epick, and exhort in Prose.