1773 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Mason

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



Who loves gay flow'rs? Let him repair
To MASON'S page, he'll find them there;
Perhaps too copiously they lie,
And wrap his meaning from the eye,
To match old bards tho' he aspire,
He has their art, but wants their fire.