1778 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

Anonymous, "Epitaph on Mr. Gray, in Westminster Abbey" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (15 August 1778).



No more the Grecian Muse unrivall'd reigns,
To Britain let the nations homage pay,
She boasts a Homer's fire in Milton's strains,
A Pindar's rapture in the lyre of Gray.