1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Scott

Charles Lloyd, in "Stanzas, written 10th, 11th, and 12th November, 1819" Lloyd, Desultory Thoughts in London (1821) 234.



Thanks! and much gratitude to him we owe,
The Bard of Yarrow! From his living song
How do our pulses beat, our bosoms glow,
Forming acquaintance with the dazzling throng
Of warriors, dames, and elves, that dance along,
As in a gay procession, subtly wrought,
The web of his romantic tales, among;
The sense aches with o'er-stimulated thought,
As through its gorgeous crowd of images 'tis brought.