1735 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anne Finch

Jane Brereton, in "Melissa's Answer to the Verses signed S. U." Gentleman's Magazine 5 (July 1735) 382.



On instance more; which serves me best,
And will demonstrate all the rest:
If 'twas the theme that did inspire
Poetick energy and fire;
Indulgent spleen, to thee we owe
The brighest piece, our sex can show.
At Finch's tomb be honour's pay'd,
And endless bliss attend her shade.