1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Hoole

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



Praises well-earn'd to those bold bards belong,
Who bring from foreign shores the noble song;
To Hoole, who brought from gay Italia's plain
To British ears great Tasso's epic strain;
With the wild story of Orlando's rage,
And tuneful Metastasio's pleasing page.