1714 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Milton

John Hughes, "To the Memory of Mr. Milton" Poems and Translations by Several Hands (1714) 266.



HOMER'S Description of Himself, under the Character of Demodocus the Musician, at the Feast of King Alcinous.
From the Eighth Book of the Odysses.

The Muse with Transport lov'd Him; yet to fill
His various Lot, She blended Good with Ill;
Depriv'd Him of his Eyes, but did impart
The Heav'nly Gift of Song, and all the tuneful Art.