1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. John Brown

Charles Churchill, in The Journey, 1764; Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, ed. William Tooke (1804) 2:369-71.



Let them with simple Whitehead, taught to creep
Silent and soft, lay Fontenelle asleep;
Let them with Browne contrive, no vulgar trick,
To cure the dead, and make the living sick;
Let them, in charity to Murphy, give
Some old French pence, that he may steal and live;
Let them with antic Foote subscriptions get,
And advertise a summer-house of wit.