1690 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

Thomas D'Urfey, in "A New Essay in Defence of Verse" New Poems (1690) 8.



Verse without Rhime delightful may appear,
Where Sence in equal Measures charms the Ear.
This first to use Seraphick Milton brought:
And great Roscommon since has better taught,
Who more Correct than any of our times,
Oft show'd, true Reason had no use of Rhimes....