1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Shepherd

Robert Lloyd, in "To a Friend who sent the Author a Hamper of Wine" St. James's Magazine 3 (October 1763) 104.



That Bard, as other Bards, divine,
Who was a sacris to the Nine,
DAN PRIOR I mean, with natural ease,
(For what's not nature cannot please)
Would sometimes make his riming bow,
And greet his friend as I do now;
And howsoe'er the critic train
May hold my judgment rather vain,
Allow me one resemblance true,
I have my friend, a SHEPERD too.