1733 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Gay

Anonymous, "An Epigram addressed to Mr. Pope, on his writing Mr. Gay's Epitaph" Grub-Street Journal (7 June 1733).



Entomb'd with kings tho' GAY'S cold ashes lye,
A nobler monument thy strains supply.
Thy matchless muse, still faithful to thy friend,
By courts unaw'd, his virtue dares commend.
Lamented GAY, forget thy treatment past,
Look down, and see thy merit crown'd at last.
A destiny more glorious, who can hope?
In life belov'd, in death bemoan'd by POPE.