1725 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ambrose Philips

Richard Savage, in The Authors of the Town; a Satire (1725) 8.



Theocritus's Ape, dry, proud, and vain,
Shews the stiff Quaker for the simple Swain.
In Tragic Scenes, how soft he moves Distress?
His Lamb-like Princess in the Pure-one's Dress:
Plain in Expression, and in Passion tame,
Propriety of Words is all his Aim.