ode spring note

Reprinted in Enfield, The Speaker (1774). McCarthy and Kraft point out that Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744-1817) wrote an unpublished commentary on the poem in which he calls it an imitation of William Collins' "Ode to Spring" (267n). McCarthy and Kraft reproduce Edgeworth's notes, including his identification of the "green islands" (line 5) as the Canary Islands (268n). Barbauld produced an edition of Collins' poems in 1794.