1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas Flatman

Samuel Wesley, in Epistle Concerning Poetry (1700) 27.



Our jealous Neighbours must themselves confess
The British Genius tracks with most Success;
But still the Smoothness we of Verse desire,
The Regulation of our Native Fire:
This from experienc'd Masters we receive,
Sweet FLATMAN's Works, and DRYDEN's this will give.