1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Joseph Addison

E., "Swift and Addison" Universal Asylum and Columbian Magazine [Philadelphia] 7 (August 1791) 125.



Both were design'd to charm the human race;
But that in strength abounded, this is grace.
Nature, for all thy follies to atone,
Kindly unite a Swift and Addison.
Genius! thy triumph shall be then complete;
And all the world the glorious union greet.
Philad. 1791.