1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Helen Maria Wiliams, "Characters of English Poets: Pope" Universal Magazine 87 (November 1790) 257.



And Pope, the music of thy verse
Shall winter's dreary gloom dispel,
And fond remembrance oft rehearse
The moral song she knows so well;
The sportive sylphs shall flutter here,
There Eloise, in anguish pale,
"Kiss with cold lips the sacred veil,
And drop with every bead too soft a tear!"