1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Anonymous, "Epigram on the Translators of Homer" The Daily Post (27 June 1728).



Might from the Dead old Zoilus arise,
On Homer's mangled Works to feast his Eyes,
To see his Life, his Honour, and his Bays,
Traduc'd and travestied in Sawney's Lays;
Weeping with Rapture o'er his hopeful Son,
O'erjoy'd he'd cry, "The glorious Works is done;
Greatly, the Boy our good old Cause defends,
And I with Malice and the World am Friends."