1712 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Smith

Thomas Newcomb, in Bibliotheca, 1712; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 3:56-57.



See Rag on Phillips still attends;
In life, in death, harmonious friends;
Pleas'd his lov'd Isis to forego,
To meet the darling shade below.
Who in th' Elysian fragrant bowers
Beguile each day the smiling hours,
With more delight than wine or love
Ere gave the Bards in realms above;
Each here transported to behold
Rich branches bloom with radiant gold
(Strangely surpriz'd to view an ore
They ne'er on earth once touch'd before).