1746 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

William Thompson, in Hymn to May (1746) 33.



On Twit'nam-Bow'rs (who knows not Twit'nam bow'rs)
Thy thickest plentitude of beauties shed,
Thick as the winter stars, or summer flow'rs;
Albe the tuneful Master (ah!) be dead.
To Colin next he taught my Youth to sing,
My reed to warble, to resound my string:
The king of Shepherd's He, of Poet's He the king.