1747 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Lauder

W. K., "To Mr. Wm. Lauder, on his three Quotations from Dryden, Milton, Grotius" Gentleman's Magazine 17 (November 1747) 538.



Is this thy maxim, Lauder? none can make
A sentence new, but must from others take?
This in thyself thou plainly prov'st untrue,
Your theme's your own, the spiteful cavil's new,
For none e'er harbour'd envy yet like you.