1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Lisle Bowles

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



And tho' last, not the least, lo, where BOWLES now appears!
While his Lyrical Bark to that region he steers,
Where HOPE soothes his sorrow with views Allegoric,
And SPENSER revives in his fancy so Doric.

See his Hope, an Allegorical Sketch, "on recovering from sickness," written in stanzas of ten lines.