1805 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Phineas Fletcher

Henry Boyd, in The Woodman's Tale (1805) 93.



Tho' gentle Fletcher sports on magic ground,
And bays eternal crown his purple Isle,
Tho' mighty Spenser treads an ampler round,
And o'er his walk the choral virtues smile,
Yet be it mine to glean the remnant of their toil.