1737 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Charles Gildon

Matthew Green, in The Spleen (1737); Iolo Williams, By-Ways around Helicon (1922) 15.



The child is genuine, you can trace
Throughout, the sire's tansmitted face.
Nothing is stol'n: my Muse, though mean,
Draws from the spring she finds within;
Nor vainly buys what Gildon sells,
Poetic buckets for dry wells....