1729 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nahum Tate

Joseph Mitchell, in "Verses" Poems (1729) 1:296.



Tate, honest TATE! in Spite of Virtue, press'd,
Neglected, liv'd, and dy'd, at length, distress'd.
His being good exeem'd him not from Woe:
Men minded him no more, for being so!
He was found guilty of the common Vice
Of Poetry — Enough to damn him twice!