1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Addison

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



See ADDISON, by virtue fir'd,
By gen'rous patriot zeal inspir'd,
The poet of the brave and wise,
To glory's highest summit rise.
O Europe's boast! thy name shall live,
While art and liberty survive.