1707 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Philips

Thomas Tickell, in Oxford, a Poem, 1707; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 5:42.



Philips, by Phoebus and his Aldrich taught,
Sings with that heat where with his Churchill fought,
Unfetter'd, in great Milton's strain he writes,
Like Milton's angels whilst his hero fights;
Pursues the Bard, whilst honor can,
Equals the Poet, and excels the man.