1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. Frank Sayers

Alexander Thomson, in The British Parnassus, at the Close of the Eighteenth Century (1801) 39 & n.



SAYERS too has some very sublime Choral lays,
In the Lyrical part of his Northerly Plays;
Those in Rhyme are the best; for I can't much admire
Any Blank-verse effusion that's meant for the Lyre;
Nor must we forget his sweet Ode on a Fly,
Which with any Poetical Tid-bit may vie.

See the Choral part of his Dramatic Sketches of Northern Mythology, particularly those in the Descent of Frea.