1758 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Mason

Thomas Neville, in Imitations of Horace (1758) 93; Correspondence of Thomas Gray and William Mason, ed. John Mitford (1853) 83n.



Can Mason days of Gothic darkness grace,
And not to railings rouse the snarling race?
Mason, who writes not with low sons of rhyme,
But on Pindaric pinions soars sublime.