1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Allan Ramsay

George Colman the Younger, in Eccentricities for Edinburgh (1816) 3.



Old Ramsay's Ghost would clod-hop forth,
The Dead GUARINI of the North,
Scotch Pastoral's rara avis;
Cramp London dialect to scout,
And every barbarous verse, without
One laverock, merle, or mavis.