1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Daniel Hayes

Cuthbert Shaw, in The Race (1765; 1766) 36-37.



But lo! — a croud upon the plain appear
With Descaizeau slow-pacing in the rear!
Mason and Thompson, Ogilvie and Hayes,
And he whose hand has pluck'd a sprig of bays,
On Rhaetia's barren hills — onward they move
But now too late their various pow'rs to prove,
Some future day may fair occasion yield
To weigh their sev'ral merits in the field.