And heaven had wanted one immortal song.
DRYDEN: _Absalom and Achitophel,_ Pt. i., Line 197.
That not in fancy's maze he wander'd long,
But stoop'd to truth, and moraliz'd his song.
POPE: _Prologue to the Satires,_ Line 340.
For dear to gods and men is sacred song.
Self-taught I sing; by Heaven, and Heaven alone,
The genuine seeds of poesy are sown.
POPE: _Odyssey,_ Bk. xxii., Line 382.