1725 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Tickell

Thomas Cooke, in Battle of the Poets (1725) 18.



The Third by great, but doubtful, Honours known,
And oft adorn'd with Glories not his own;
So bright, so dazling was the Helm he bore,
Fit for a Dryden to have worn before.