1749 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gilbert West

Moses Mendez, in "The Blatant Beast" 1749 ca.; European Magazine 22 (November 1792) 331.



Albe I wish some other abler hand
Would from the combrous load my shoulders free,
Alas! I dread beneath the weight to stand,
The toil, O WEST, may with thy strength agree;
Thou many coronals from laurel tree
Hast well deserved, and un-impeach'd shalt wear;
Me better fruits upon the humble lea,
A simple shepherd, with my sheep to fare;
Yet I obey perforce, and to my task repair.