Philips

(John);author of The Splendid Shilling, wrote a georgic on Order in blank verse - a serious poem modelled upon Miltes epics.

Philips, Pomona's bard, the second thou
Who nobly durst, in rhyme-unfettered verse.
With British freedom sing the British song.

Thomson: Autumn.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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