1768 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bonnell Thornton

An Idolizer of Genius,"On the Death of B—l T—n, Esq." St. James's Chronicle (17 May 1768).



First C—l fell, admired for manly Lines;
Next Ll—d, whose Page with gentle Graces shines:
Fate last snatch'd T—n, unrelenting, hence,
Who join'd with Learning Wit, with Humour Sense.
But think not Heaven such polish'd Talents dooms
To sink extinguish'd in their silent Tombs;
They all unite, by Phoebus' just Decree,
In Colman, Heir undoubted to the Three.