1742 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Broome

Alexander Pope, in The Dunciad (1728; 1742); Works, ed. Warton (1796-97) 5:377-78.



This, this is He, foretold by ancient rhymes,
Th' Augustus born to bring Saturnian times:
Beneath his reign, shall Eusden wear the bays,
Cibber preside Lord-Chancellor of Plays,
Benson sole Judge of Architecture sit,
And Namby Pamby by prefer'd for Wit!
While naked mourns the Dormitory wall,
And Jones' and Boyle's united labours fall,
While Wren with sorrow to the grave descends,
Gay dies un-pension'd with a hundred Friends,
Hibernian Politicks, O Swift, thy doom,
And Pope's, translating three whole years with Broome.