1728 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Nathaniel Lee

James Ralph, in The Muses' Address to the King (1728) 14-15.



Otway and Lee succeed,
Unhappy men! whom soft, bewitching strains,
And tragick melody could not secure
From poverty, disgrace,
And early death,
In vain their labours charm the list'ning throng,
In vain the mournful muses sorrow for their sons.