1696 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Charles Sedley

Elizabeth Singer Rowe, "To Sir Charles Sedley" Rowe, Poems on Several Occasions (1696) 16.



But stay 'tis Sedley — and it were a crime
For me to grasp a Subject so sublime:
Since nothing but his own Coelestial lays
Are fit the Authour of such flights to praise,
Nor dare my thoughts make the unequal choice
My Infant-muse has yet, but try'd her tender voice.