1758 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Thomas Blacklock

G. G., in "To a Young Lady in Scotland" London Magazine 27 (January 1758) 46.



Nor must I here forget to recommend,
Blacklock — my fav'rite — intimate and friend.
We from our earliest youth to each were known,
Alike our pleasures, our associates one:
Ah! could I add our kindred souls the same,
Both fir'd alike with one congenial flame;
Then should my numbers flow like his refin'd,
Delight your ear and cultivate your mind.