1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Hayward Roberts

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



With no weak voice we hear learn'd Roberts sing
The power and goodness of th' Eternal King;
Proud to confute the atheist's daring plan,
"And justify the ways of God to man."