1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Diaper

Alexander Pope, in The Dunciad (1728); ed. Sutherland (1943) 137n.



Then * tried, but hardly snatch'd from sight,
Instant buoys up, and rises into light;
He bears no token of the sabler streams,
And mounts far off, among the swans of Thames.
Far worse unhappy D—r succeeds,
He search'd for coral, but he gather'd weeds.