1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Lyttelton

Charles Churchill, in The Prophecy of Famine (1763) 4-5.



My lord, — to letters as to faith most true—
At once their patron and example too—
Shall quaintly fashion his love-labour'd dreams,
Sigh with sad winds, and weep with weeping streams,
Curious in grief, (for real grief, we know,
Is curious to dress up the tale of woe)
From the green umbrage of some DRUID'S seat
Shall his own works in his own way repeat.