1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Christopher Pitt

George Woodward, in "Session of the Oxford Poets" Poems (1730) 208.



P—tt observ'd with Concern the two others rejected,
And could not forbear being sorely dejected.
The God was so took with his modest Behaviour,
That he talk'd to him much, and much in his Favour,
And told him, that such a Place [Poetry Professor] he would not need
For he fanci'd, that soon he would better succeed.