1687 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Dryden

Anonymous, "To Mr. Dryden, on his Conversion" 1687 ca.; Collection of Epigrams (1727) No. CDLXXIX.



Traytor to god, and rebel to thy pen,
Priest-ridden poet, perjur'd son of Ben;
If ever thou prov'st honest, then the nation
May modestly believe transubstantiation.