1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Gerard Hamilton

Charles Churchill, in Independence (1764); Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, ed. William Tooke (1804) 2:349-50.



Those who stand fairest to the public view
Take to themselves the praise to others due,
They rob the very 'Spital, and make free
With those, alas who've least to spare — we see
—hath not a word to say,
Since winds and waves bore Singlespeech away.