1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nahum Tate

Samuel Wesley, in Epistle Concerning Poetry (1700) 19.



For smooth and well turn'd Lines we T— admire,
Who has in Justness what he wants in Fire:
Each Rhime, each Syllable well-weigh'd and fair,
His Life and Manners scarce more regular.