1779 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

G. W., "On the Elegy on the ancient Greek Model, addressed to the Right Reverend Robert Lowth, Lord Bishop of London" St. James's Chronicle (24 July 1779).



No Muse that's Greek
'Gainst Lowth would speak!
This is some Presbyterian:
Her Accent sharp,
And ill-tun'd Harp,
Betray the Oliverian.