1757 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Mason

Mr. Boyce, in "The Progress of the Sister Arts. An Ode" Public Advertiser (11 November 1757).



Jove gave to Mason Shakespear's Fire,
And then consign'd him Maro's Lyre,
The Muses all rejoice;
And with Corelli's Magic Art,
With pow'rful Sound to charm the Heart,
He tun'd the Soul of Boyce.