1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas James Mathias

Anonymous, "Epigram" The Sun (17 October 1800).



His foe destroy'd, the Savage hopes t' inherit
The slaughter'd Chieftain's valour, strength and merit.
Thus Sly M** deems, each Bard o'ethrown,
The wreaths that deck'd his brow shall grace his own.