1735 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Aaron Hill

Philo-Martial, "Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (4 December 1735).



In quiet let TINDAL'S Adopted inherit;
Complain of great men, and his own slighted merit:
Let him rail, let him rail, be eternally railling
At Priests, and the Christian religion's prevailing.
Let the PROMPTER, his second, too take up the cudgel,
And weakly and formally vindicate B—L:
If the Gospel e'er suffer from two such Infectors,
The world must be crazy, or Beech-oil projectors.