1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Robert Potter

H. S., in "An Epistle to William Hayley, Esq." European Magazine 8 (November 1785) 386-87.



Around thy brows a radiant wreath shall shine,
O learned Potter! fav'rite of the Nine!
Thine is the pleasing praise t' enrich our tongue
With the bold beauties of the Grecian song;
By thee stern Eschylus revives again,
And bids Britannia praise his lofty strain;
And Pity's bard, in thy just language dress'd,
Still holds his empire o'er the feeling breast.