1796 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nicholas Rowe

Richard Polwhele, in "Genius of Danmonium" Essays by a Society of Gentlemen (1796) 546.



And tho' of fancy and of taste
A Rowe, the first-begotten child,
By dark romantic woods embrac'd,
Warbled his native carols wild,
'Twas from the lonely copse that high o'erflung
The Tamar's haunted wave his ditty sweet he sung!