1787 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Warton

Anonymous, "Epigram occasioned by the Laureate's last Ode" General Evening Post (14 June 1787).



Some future Laureate, when he chants the praise
Of bards that once adorn'd the regal bays,
Shall add immortal Warton's kindred fame
To Chaucer's, Spenser's, and to Dryden's name.