1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Davies

Anonymous, "To the Memory of Mr. Thomas Davies" St. James's Chronicle (19 May 1785).



Here lies the Authour, Actor, Thomas Davies;
Living, he shone, a very Rara Avis.
The Scenes he play'd — Life's Audience must commend;
He honour'd Garrick — Johnson was his Friend.