1700 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

Henry Hall, in "To Dryden" Luctus Britannici (1700) 17.



We oft have Poets seen, that well cou'd please,
Out-live their Wit, as some their Prophecies.
Thus Learned Creech, sung Horace to his Cost;
Thus Paradice was in re-gaining lost.