1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

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



Hail, happy POPE! for well I ween,
Thy more disinterested spleen,
Not oft by private rancour mov'd,
Has made thee both admir'd and lov'd.
Thy graceful numbers, sweet and strong,
Excel all old and modern song.
So bright thy moral mirrors shine
They seem the toil of hands divine.