1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Collins

Walter Scott, in The Bridal of Triermaine (1813); Strachey, Poets on Poets (1894) 208.



For Lucy loves, — like Collins, ill-starr'd name
Whose lay's requital, was that tardy fame,
Who bound no laurel round his living head,
Should hang it o'er his monument when dead,—
For Lucy loves to tread enchanted strand,
And thread, like him, the maze of fairy land;
Of golden battlements to view the gleam,
And slumber soft by some Elysian stream.