1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Anonymous, "Epigram on Simkin's Paraphrase of Mr. Burke's Pamplet" Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (17 November 1790).



The "beautiful and sublime"
Is thus hitch'd into rhyme,
And BURKE, like the oak, meets his doom;
Of whose branches, when broke
By the woodman's base stroke,
A handle is made for a BROOM!