1725 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Leonard Welsted

Thomas Cooke, in Battle of the Poets (1725) 8.



WELSTED to War a youthful Army led,
Born on Parnassus, on Parnassus bred;
Himself a Godlike Chief, deriv'd from Jove,
Whom much Apollo, and the Muses, love.
Upon his Helm the Roman Swan appears,
And Horace shining thro' a Length of Years.
Upon his Shield's the happy Grove below,
Where all that sing like him are sure to go.