1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry Fielding

John Pinkerton, in "L'Ozioso" Rimes (1781) 82-83.



The chosen band let Fielding join,
That minstrel sweet of skill divine,
Each generous feeling to impart,
And ope the fountains of the heart.
And here the rival of his throne
Be Smollet, Humour's genuine son.