1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Gray

Danos, in "Verses on some late English Poets" Scots Magazine 35 (September 1773) 486.



Now GRAY pours forth his plaintive strains;
The tenderest he of mourning swains:
While sitting on some new-made grave,
He sings th' obscurely wise and brave.
Ye nymphs and shepherds! lend an ear;
Not of such moving notes you hear.