1813 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Scott

James and Horace Smith, in "Walter Scott" Horace in London (1813) 32.



O chivalry, thy gallant reign,
In prancing epic-ballad strain,
Let Walter Scott indite;
Chaunting the deed inspir'd by thee,
When red-cross knights arm'd cap-a-pee,
Rode at the ring full gallantly,
Or triumph'd in the fight.