1721 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Matthew Prior

Anonymous, "Epitaph Extempore" 1721; A New Collection of Poems on Several Occasions by Mr. Prior and Others (1725) 27.



Heralds, and Statesmen, by your leave,
Here lye the Bones of MATTHEW PRIOR;
The Son of ADAM and of EVE,
Can BOURBON, or NASSAU, go higher?