1793 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Mary Robinson

Euterpe, "On Reading Mrs. Robinson's Ode To the Harp of Louisa" Literary Magazine and British Review 10 (April 1793) 317.



O let the humblest of the muses throng
Strike the soft harp, to celebrate thy song!
A song where Milton's strains again return,
To deck with lasting praise Louisa's urn.
Happy the friend who owes to thee her fame,
Who on the wings of genius lifts her name.
Blest in thy friendship, death his sting shall lose,
If mour'd so sweetly, and by such a muse.