1719 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Ambrose Philips

Anonymous, in "The Election of a Poet Laureate in 1719" Freeholder's Journal (13 February 1723) 375.



Then Phil—ps came forth, as starch as a Quaker,
Whose simple Profession's a Pastoral-Maker;
Apollo advis'd him from Play-House to keep,
And Pipe to nought else but his Dog and his Sheep.