1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Francis Godolphin Waldron

Thomas Dermody, in The Histrioniade (1802) 22.



WALDRON and PACKER, next, approach my shrine;
Full zealous both, but not allow'd to shine.
Gravely reflecting on youth's brighter day,
They "keep the noiseless tenor of their way;"
Too humble, to extort the gen'ral cry,
Yet all attention to escape, too high,
Fix'd to one Post by necessary fate,
The good, old, useful Members of the State.