1750 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Duncombe

William Dodd in "A Day in Vacation at College" Poems (1767) 43-44.



Where are the social friends, the flowing cups
Midst converse pleasing jovially put round,
Midst mirth and laughter, honest joke and joy?
Where is the evening, held more social yet,
Midst conversation, open'd and refin'd,
On themes that well might suit an Attic ear?
Ah D * * * now where art thou? blest indeed
In converse with the man [Richardson], the world admires.