1736 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Dryden

G. W., "On seeing Mr. Dryden's Monument" Gentleman's Magazine 6 (November 1736) 674.



DRYDEN was born and dy'd — the muse the rest
By grief, by indignation swell'd, supprest;
Or in oblivion kindly strove to hush,
A theme where Britain, when she boasts, must blush.
But sculpture blam'd her sister's niggard song
And rais'd this bust whose looks proclaim his wrong.