1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hayley

John Williams, in "Children of Thespis" Poems by Anthony Pasquin (1789) 2:32 &n.



E'en HAYLEY weaves verse in Antipathy's loom,
To murder the guardians of WARBURTON'S Tomb!
He wounds, unabash'd, the repose of the dead,
And the laurel, once sacred, demands from the head;
As Prejudice, like a vile gypsy sits jaded,
Untwisting that texture which Honor has braided....

WILLIAM HAYLEY, Esq. of Earthem, in Sussex, one of the numerous "genteel poets" of the present age, who have judgment without genius, and harmony without thought.