1808 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

C. H. C—tt, "On Alexander Pope" Gentleman's Magazine 78 (March 1808) 243.



In Wisdom's school, at Learning's steady shrine,
In prose, in verse, or in poetic line,
Thy equal ne'er was found, immortal Pope,
Thy Country's honour, and thy Country's hope.
Thy works for ever shall be handed down
As emblems of thy worth — of thy renown;
Thy name to future ages yet shall last,
Excell'd by none that's present, none that's past,
And wondering ages shall thy memory praise,
And to thy glory's fame new trophies raise.