1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Sotheby

Richard Mant?, in The Simpliciad (1808) 9.



Spirit and ease of each the brave intent,
Burns is familiar, Cowper negligent;
While Virgil smiles to see himself so fine
In graceful Sotheby's embellish'd line,
And Camoens mourns, that Strangford sweet and gay
Blurs with unhallow'd spot his modest lay.