1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Butt

Anna Seward, in Poem to the Memory of Lady Miller (1782) 9 &n.



From woodland scenes, in Stamford's flow'ry vale,
With Learning, Peace, and Virtue, fond to dwell,
And ring his wild Harp to the passing gale,
While DRYDEN'S spirit hover'd o'er the shell,
Invention led her musing Son among
Sweet LAURA'S Delphic shades, that crown'd his mystic song.

*Stamford's flow'ry vale. — Rev. Mr. Butt, Rector of Stamford in Worcestershire. His Verses on the Pythagorean System had the Wreath. — See the fourth volume of Poetical Amusements.