1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Shadwell

Henry Hall, in "To Dryden" Luctus Britannici (1700) 17.



Mac Flekno still will in thy Verse be known,
When he shall be forgotten in his own.
Thus, though of Maevius, nothing now survives,
The Sot, Lampoon'd in Virgil, ever Lives.