1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Jackson Pratt

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



While Pity in the human breast remains,
So long, O Pratt! Shall last thy tender strains;
Long shall the sympathetic tear be paid
To thy poor Hermit, and the frantic Maid.