1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir John Denham

Daniel Hayes, in "Immortality of the Muses" Town and Country Magazine 1 (1769) 272.



When Roman Sidney tunes the slender reeds,
We dream of soft Arcadia's flow'ry meads:
But when great Denham's sounding numbers fill,
We think Arcadia chang'd to Cooper's hill.