1749 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gilbert West

Joseph Warton, in "Ode occasion'd by reading Mr. West's Translation of Pindar" London Magazine 18 (July 1749) 333.



Albion rejoice! thy sons a voice divine have heard,
The man of Thebes hath in thy vales appear'd!
Hark! with fresh rage and undiminish'd fire
The sweet enthusiast smites the British lyre;
The sounds that echoed on Alpheus' stream
Reach the delighted ear of listening Thames;
Lo! swift across the dusty plain
Great Theron's foaming coursers strain!
What mortal tongue e'er roll'd along
Such full impetuous tides of nervous song?