1731 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Anonymous, "An Epigram" The Windsor Miscellany (1731) 21.



Well, said APOLLO, still 'tis mine,
To give the real Laurel:
For that my POPE, my Son Divine,
Of Rivals ends the Quarrel.

But guessing who would have the Luck,
To be the B—day Fibber,
I thought of DENNIS, TIBBALD, DUCK,
But never dreamt of CIBBER.