1680 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Thomas D'Urfey

Anonymous, in "A Tryal of the Poets for the Bays, in imitation of a Satyr in Boileau" 1680 ca.; Miscellaneous Works by George, late Duke of Buckingham (1704) 46.



Anababaluthu put in for a share,
And little Tom Essences Author was there:
Nor could Durfy forbear for the Lawrel to stickle,
Protesting that he had the honour to tickle
Th' Ears of the Town, with his dear Madam Fickle.
With other Pretenders, whose Names I'd rehearse,
But that they're too long to stand in my Verse.