1751 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gay

Moses Mendez, in "To S. Tucker" 1751 ca.; Mendez, Collection of the most esteemed Pieces of Poetry (1770) 182.



All this I grant; but does it follow then,
That parts have drawn regard from wealthy men?
Did Gay receive the tribute of the great?
No, let his tomb be witness of his fate:
For Milton's days are too long past to strike;
The rich of all times ever were alike.