1777 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Francis Fawkes

J. C., "In obitum Francisci Fawkes, M.A." St. James's Chronicle (9 September 1777).



Festivum festo si dant convivia cordi,
Siquid mellifluum carmine musa, vale!
Spirat at omnis amor, rident juvenilia laeta,
Olim quae lusit Teius ille senex.
Smyrnaeo dulci lachrymam linguamque dedisti;
Vivit, et ingenium; conc pitille tuo.
Vivunt Sicclides per te meliora canentes;
Thestala vae pinus, te pereunte, perit!