1774 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. James Scott

A. B., "Epigram" General Evening Post (20 January 1774).



This wretched sermonizer, P—n Sc—t,
In spite of dulness will not be forgot;
But mad alike with poetry and prose,
In ev'ry house and pulpit thrusts his nose;
Greedy of pelf, of victuals, and of fame,
Resolv'd to get a fortune or a name.
Since then he's deeply read in Politicks,
And to his text of Patriotism sticks,
And is beside superlatively dull,
E'en make him City-poet, Master B—ll.