1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Luke Milbourne

Samuel Cobb, in Poetae Britannici (1700) 8.



Next M—n suffers under Fortunes Curse,
Unhappy in his Judgment, and his Verse:
Art will no Succour to the Critick bring,
And Nature thwarts him, when he aims to sing
Cautiously resolute the Heat to shun,
He clap'd his Waxen Wings, and dar'd the Sun
Like Icarus; but fell not from the Skies;
For he was prudent, and refus'd to rise.