1759 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Lyttelton

Anonymous, "On Lord Lyttelton's new House at Hagley" London Magazine 28 (June 1759) 334.



Here Pallas dwells: She built these stately tow'rs
On classick ground, and near Parnassian hills;
She form'd these smiling lawns, these solemn bow'rs,
These ever murm'ring streams, and ever-tinkling rills;
Delighted with her Lyttelton's domains,
Where sit the Muses, and Apollo reigns.

Though Hagley's dome for graceful strength may vie
With Grecian domes, and down from age to age
The tooth of time and envy shall defy;
Thy learned pen, and thy historick page,
O Hagley's justly honour'd lord! shall raise
A far more lasting monument of praise.