1807 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Burns

William Wordsworth, in "Resolution and Independence" Poems (1807) 1:100.



I thought of Chatterton, the marvellous Boy,
The sleepless Soul that perished in his Pride
Of Him who walked in glory and in joy
Following his plough, along the mountain-side:
By our own spirits are we deified:
We Poets in our youth begin in gladness;
But thereof come in the end despondency and madness.