1828 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gay

O., "Epigram written on a blank Leaf of Gay's Fables" Philadelphia Monthly Magazine 2 (August 1828) 311.



Hail honest Gay! well pleased I turn
Thy pages o'er, and own I learn
More wisdom from thy fabling pen
Than from the truths of other men.