1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Collins

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



O COLLINS! nobly warm and wild,
Fair Fancy's best beloved child!
What mad ambitious thoughts could fire
Thy mind to seize Apollo's lyre?
Didst thou not find those hands of thine
Too rough to touch the chords divine?