1811
ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Spring. A Sonnet in imitation of Spencer.

European Magazine 59 (April 1811) 292.

M.


Two quatrains, signed "M." One hardly knows what to make of this; one trusts that it is a burlesque, though no indication is given on the page. There is an equally bad Spenserian sonnet by "M" in the European Magazine for November 1812.



Hail! blooming Spring, thou herald of the year;
In whose coat armour gloriously array'd
The blazon'd colours of all flowers appear;
Their buds are open'd and their tints display'd.

CLARINDA, then, no longer hesitate;
Nor waste on anxious thoughts thy beauties prime!
The SPRING of life to love we'll dedicate;
And happiness shall triumph over TIME!

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