1749 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Mason

Granticola, "Epigram on Mr. Mason" London Magazine 18 (December 1749) 572.



Soft harmony has Handel crown'd;
Titian for painting is renown'd,
And Dryden for poetick ease;
These all with different beauties please:
But Mason can at once inspire
The pen, the pencil, and the lyre;
And Dryden's ease the nine impart,
With Titian's skill, and Handel's art.
Cambridge, Dec. 1.