1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Luke Booker

Thomas Moss, "To the Rev. L. Booker [on his poem, The Ruin]" Booker, Miscellaneous Poems (1789) 49n.



May the fair Pile which thy ingenious hand
Has rear'd to shed its lustre o'er the Land,
Smile with increasing Beauty, and enjoy
A fostering Sunshine, and a favouring Sky!
By native strength repel each threat'ning Blow,
And ward the Danger of the deadliest Foe!
In years remote look fresh as in its Prime,
And brave the Ravage of destructive Time!