1782 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Graves

Anna Seward, in Poem to the Memory of Lady Miller (1782) 8 &n.



Dear to the parent-source from whence I drew
The spark of life, and all that life endears,
Time-honour'd GRAVES! with duteous joy I view
Thy hollies blushing through the snow of years;
Their wintry Colours the chaste shrine adorn,
Vivid as Genius blends in Life's exulting morn.

*Time-honour'd GRAVES. — Rev. Mr. Graves, of Claverton, author of the Spiritual Quixote, &c.