1741 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

James Thomson

Anonymous, "On Mr. Thomson's attempting to draw some Figures" Gentleman's Magazine 11 (January 1741) 47.



The sister pow'rs of paint and verse
When Thomson warm address'd,
One met his flames with flames as fierce,
One modesly repress'd.
To Phoebus straight the bard complains,
When thus the beamy god,
Know son, where e'er Apollo reigns,
No incest is allow'd.