1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Cowley

James Ralph, in The Muses' Address to the King (1728) 14.



Cowley the Pindar of the northern realms,
Irregularly bold, and rudely great,
Advancing bears aloft
The majesty of Brutus' name:
And sacrificing all
His trifling, witty songs, exults
In stronger numbers, and sublimer themes.