1771 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

Earl of Carlisle, in "Upon the Death of Mr. Gray" 1771; Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 15:131.



Now led by playful Fancy's hand
O'er the white surge he treads with printless feet,
To magic shores he flies and fairy land,
Imagination's blest retreat.