1729 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Pattison

Richard Savage (as Iscariot Hackney), in An Author to be Lett (1729); Works of Richard Savage (1775) 2:266.



Upon this I turned out smart in dress, bit Curl of his share, and run out most of my money in printing my works at my own cost. But some years after (just at the time of his starving poor Pattison) the varlet was revenged. He arrested me for several months board, brought me back to my garret, and made me drudge on in my old dirty work. 'Twas in his service that I wrote Obscenity and Profaneness, under the names of Pope and Swift.