1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Robert Lloyd

H. S., "Epitaph" St. James's Chronicle (20 December 1764).



Ah! what avail the verdant bays,
What the soft sound of Heaven-tun'd lays;
Poets, like other Men, must die,
For see where Lloyd and Churchill lie!
See where they lie, in clay-cold state,
Snatch'd by the cruel hand of fate:
See where — alas! I can no more—
Speak, Nine! the loss yourselves deplore.
Cornhill, Dec. 18.