1732 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Leonard Welsted

Anonymous, "On Welsted's Motto, to his Dulness and Scandal" On P[op]e and W[elste]d. Occasion'd by their late Writings (1732) 8.



Had Pallas had no better Advocate
Than Thee, Oh Leonard! To revenge his Fate?
Rutilia's Prince unvanquish'd had remain'd;
In Latian Realms, with his Lavinia reign'd;
Aeneas had from Italy been driv'n,
Or fall'n a Victim to the Queen of Heav'n.