1739 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Mallet

A—s, "To Mr. Mallet on his Tragedy of Mustapha" Gentleman's Magazine 9 (February 1739) 99.



Oh born to raise, in this enervate age,
The drooping honours of the British stage,
Haste thee to chuse some new and manly theme,
And stop not in the certain road to fame;
The Tragic Muse shall aid thy bold design,
And once more make our Quin and Milward shine.