1741 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Anonymous, "Epigram" Daily Gazetteer (9 April 1741).



The Cause you ask, and fain would know it,
Why W— ne'er retain'd a Poet.
He wants not Fancy's feeble Aid,
Nor is of Satire's Shaft afraid.
On History he grounds his Hope;
Let St. John trust for Fame to Pope.