1706 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Philips

Richard Daniel, in The British Warrior (1706) 5.



See at your Feet the suppliant Milton lies,
Started by Witchcraft from the nether Skies;
An Oxford Muse invok'd his trembling Spright,
And conjur'd his unwilling Ghost to light:
Affrighted Nature sick'ned at the Shew,
As if she fear'd to be enchanted too.
See how the Furies cleave the yielding Ground,
Whilst the young Wizard walks his magick Round,
Such is the pow'r of Verse, and such the force of Sound.