1806 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Sir Walter Scott

Anonymous, "Impromptu on the Appointment of Walter Scott, Esq. to be a Clerk of the Session in Scotland" The Sun (14 March 1806).



And so the Poet, WALTER SCOT,
Has something gain'd to boil the pot—
On this Appointment all agree,
Since WALTER and GENIUS are Scot-free.