1725 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Mitchell

Richard Savage, in The Authors of the Town; a Satire (1725) 9-10.



One, jocund, sings Birth-Days, and Nuptial Rites:
One, of the Dead, a solemn Dirge recites,
Dull as deep Bells, that toll the Fun'ral's Time,
Or drowzy Echoes from the Bell-man's Rhime.