1729 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Aaron Hill

Joseph Mitchell, in "The Muse's Original ... To Aaron Hill" Poems (1729) 1:12-13.



Thy Muse, O HILL, of living Names,
My first Respect, and chief Attendance claims.
Sublimely fir'd, Thou look'st disdainful down
On trifling Subjects, and a vile Renown.
In every Verse, in ev'ry Thought of thine,
There's heav'nly Rapture and Design.
Who can thy Godlike GIDEON view,
And not thy Muse pursue,
Or wish, at least, such Miracles to do?