1713 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Richard Steele

Henry Needler, "Epigram occasioned by reading an insipid Satire against Mr. Richard Steele, intituled, 'Instructions to a Painter' written extempore, in 1713" Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 6:51.



Painter, one figure more, at my request,
Let on the living canvass be exprest;
There let an ass a Satyr's visard wear,
Conspicuous by uncommon length of ear;
Whilst on the ground a feeble lion feels
The coward fury of his spurning heels.