1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Mallet

Francis Garden, in "On Poetry" Miscellanies in Prose and Verse (1791) 203.



Intrepid Churchill is but scarce alive,
And Armstrong's bawdry cannot long survive.
Two-thirds of Waller, Denham, Wilmot, Prior,
Serve but to swell their volume's price the higher.
Majestic Mallet, marvellous to tell!
All such admire as have his works to sell.