1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Whitehead

H. S., in "An Epistle to William Hayley, Esq." European Magazine 8 (November 1785) 385.



Nor can our age, with cold neglect, refuse
Her share of praise to Whitehead's laureate Muse;
Tho' unfair satirists with partial rage
Have with their gall defac'd his blameless page,
Yet still with pleasure shall his verse be read,
When the keen critic and his works are dead.