1707 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Joseph Trapp

Thomas Tickell, in Oxford, a Poem (1707) 6.



O'er all the Plains, the Streams, and Woods around,
The pleasing Lays of sweetest Bards resound,
A faithful Echo ev'ry Note returns,
And list'ning River-Gods neglect their Urns.
When Codrington, and Steele their Verse unrein,
And form an easie, unaffected Strain,
A double Wreath of Laurel binds their Brow,
As they are Poets, and are Warriors too.
Trapp's lofty Scenes in gentle Numbers flow,
Like Dryden, Great, as soft as moving Rowe.