1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Collins

Anonymous, "Lines inscribed in Collins's Works, sent to two Ladies" European Magazine 19 (February 1791) 152.



From his sweet lyre such notes the Poet drew—
Yet Truth must own imperfect are his strains;
He ne'er — — fair tenants knew,
And, 'midst the Passions, Love unsung remains.