Portraits are in four ovals ringed with laurels, clockwise from upper left: Dryden, Wycherley, Pope and Prior. The poem beneath the portraits begins "See here Britannia's sons! Justly admir'd for art and genius! those the muse inspir'd, whose works from Chaucer's time to Prior's days, with wonder strike us, and demand our praise ..."
Poem printed beneath portraits
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Extended title: [Four portraits of 17th century English writers] John Dryden esq., Will Wicherley esq., Matt. Prior, esq., Alexdr. Pope esq. ... F. Kyte, fecit. ; J. Bowles, ex
Alternate titles: John Dryden esq., Will Wicherley esq., Matt. Prior, esq., Alexdr. Pope esq