1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Abraham Cowley

Daniel Hayes, in "Immortality of the Muses" Town and Country Magazine 1 (May 1769) 271.



While truth, morality, and wisdom rove,
With pensive Cowley through the silent grove,
Skilful he spreads each various plant to view,
Whose tender pores imbibe the morning dew;
Or thron'd aloft in Pindar's fiery car,
Rides thro' the aether like a moving star,
Whose sweepy fires o'er heav'ns wide concave glow,
And strike amazement thro' the crowd below.