1724 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Warton the Elder

Nicholas Amherst, in Oculus Britanniae: an Heroi-Panegyrical Poem on the University of Oxford (1724); History of the University of Oxford (1986) 5:798.



TRAP and WHARTON melt upon the tongue,
Egregious wits! and criticks both sublime,
Whose kindred talents so exactly chime,
That hard it is to say, in verse or prose,
Which happy genius more divinely flows;
In this alone the former does excel,
That TRAP writes most, but WHARTON writes as well.