1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Congreve

Thomas Tickell, in Prospect of Peace (1713; 1714) 26.



In happy Chains our daring Language bound,
Shall sport no more in arbitrary Sound,
But buskin'd Bards henceforth shall wisely rage,
And Grecian Plans reform Britannia's Stage:
Till Congreve bids her smile, Augusta stands
And longs to weep when flowing Rowe commands.