1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Richard Hole

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 32.



That favourite spot of your old BRITISH story,
Which resounds with King ARTHUR, his feats and his glory;
That spot on which DRYDEN a structure projected,
And where BLACKMORE two ruinous fabrics erected,
Has at last tempted HOLE, on its surface to build,
And its nakedness now is completely conceal'd,
By a mansion, of which ev'ry room is enchanted,
And with Northern Magicians delightfully haunted.