1737 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James De La Cour

Anonymous, in "The Seat of the Muses: or, the [Dublin] College-Cellar" London Magazine 6 (July 1737) 394.



Here — no, I mistake, for in Phoebus his court
Ne'er was the grave Ca-r-y or gay D-l-c-rt;*
For Ca-r-y o'er mum, write his first deep essay,
And D-l-c-rt scribbl'd o'er milk and bohea;
Hence his numbers have got such a smooth way of flowing
"Si plura vis, lector, vide" the art of beauing.


*Two illustrious Writers, one fam'd for the Weight, and the other for the Levity of his Writings.