1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Addison

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



He too, from whom attentive Oxford draws
Rules for just Thinking, and Poetick Laws,
To growing Bards his learned Aid shall lend,
The strictest Critick, and the kindest Friend.
Ev'n mine, a bashful Muse, whose rude Essays
Scarce hope for Pardon, not aspire to Praise,
Cherish'd by You, in Time may grow to Fame,
And mine survive with Bristol's glorious Name.