1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alaric Alexander Watts

William Maginn?, "Poke at Alaric" Fraser's Magazine 2 (November 1830) 492.



I don't like that Alaric Attila Watts!
Whose verses are just like the pans and pots,
Shining on shelves in a cottager's kitchen,
Polish'd and prim. Now a greyhound bitch in
The corner, a cat, and some empty bottles,
A chubby-faced boy, and the Lord knows what else;
All taken together's a picture, which in
My humble opinion is just as rich in
Domestic detail, without the "what nots"
That smooth down the verses of Alaric Watts.