1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lewis Theobald

Alexander Pope, "On the Candidates for the Laurel. An Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (12 November 1730).



Shall Royal praise be rhym'd by such a ribald,
As fopling C—R, or Attorney T—D?
Let's rather wait one year for better luck;
One year may make a singing swan of Duck.
Great G—! such servants since thou well can't lack,
Oh! save the Salary, and drink the Sack!