1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

William Cameron, in "Poet's Manual" Poems (1813) 112.



Mute he retir'd to shades of listless rest.
Fastidious, scornful of the glutton-crest,
He sipped alone the pure ethereal dew;
Leaving the crowd gross garbage to devour,
He sucked the sweets of each untasted flower.