1733 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir William Temple

Francis Manning, in The British Hero; or The Vision (1733) 22.



With Temple first began this turn of State,
What Tongue can Temple's solid Worth relate,
The Camp's Example, and the Court's Delight?
Firm to his Cause, in Senate or in Field
He to his Country's Foes disdains to yield,
And like the Sun he sets to rise more bright.