1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Wesley

Anonymous, "On the Death of John Wesley" Public Advertiser (11 March 1791).



His sand is out! Poor fleeting life's a shade!
Howe'er the pow'rs of mind may be display'd,
Talents can't rescue, Genius cannot save
The MONARCH or the PREACHER from the grave.