1829 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Donne

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1825 ca.; Coleridge on the Seventeenth Century (1955) 526.



With Donne, whose muse on dromedary trots,
Wreathe iron pokers into true-love knots;
Rhyme's sturdy cripple, fancy's maze and clue,
Wit's forge and fire-blast, meaning's press and screw.