1816 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Byron

Anonymous, "Impromptu Address to Lord Byron, on reading his last Production of 'Fare thee Well;' being an humble Imitation of Dr. Johnson's celebrated Apostrophe" Morning Post (16 April 1816).



Would'st thou had virtue more,
Or that thou could'st not write;
For nought's so past enduring,
As a learned Hypocrite.
Fare thee well!