1799 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Richard Savage

Catherine Rebecca Manners, in Review of Poetry (1799) 23-24.



Savage with peculiar fate
Prov'd a barb'rous mother's hate:
From his native honours torn,
Doom'd to calumny and scorn,
Still o'er his devoted head
Want her baleful influence shed:
Yet with a resplendent ray
Genius cheer'd his rugged way,
And when long thro' sorrows led
Life's indignant spirit fled,
Generous pity softening blame,
Gave him to eternal fame.