1735 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Alexander Pope

Anonymous, "On a Modest B—k—r's setting up, by way of a Sign, the head of a famous English Poet" Grub-Street Journal (31 July 1735).



Curst CUR, besieg'd by duns, to raise the cash,
With P—'s immortal busto stamps his *trash:
So squand'ring Coyners, to retrieve a loss,
Imprint their monarch's image on their dross.

* Alluding to the custom of printing Signs in Title pages.