1794 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Dodd

Anonymous, "Lines addressed to Dr. Dodd" European Magazine 25 (February 1794) 141.



Poor Dodd! for all thy learning's store,
Thou could'st not wisdom find;
Her dictates could have taught thee more,—
A right, contented mind.
But dissipation still misled
Through wilds of fancied fame;
And grasping at ambition's shade,
Thou met'st eternal shame.