1772 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Philip Doyne

John Ball, in "Tears of the British Muse" Odes (1772) 28.



And can I pass thee, Doyne, unnotic'd by,
While soft Italia Words and Airs shall lend?
For whom what Muse can ever cease to sigh?
The sweetest Poet! the sincerest Friend!