1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Langhorne

William Cockin, in Ode to the Genius of the Lakes (1780) 16-17.



Nor dumb the Muse. To CUMBRIA'S list'ning swains,
RELPH sweetly warbles on his ivy-leaf;
Who but applauds when TICKEL pours his strains,
And BROWN gives energy to scenic grief?
And ah! what soft reprieve
To the more tender throbs of care
Do LANGHORNE'S notes convey,
As down the vale of Eden fair
They wind their tuneful way!
And, were it meet to dwell on living fame,
Still do thy studious sons high Attic honours claim.