1776 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Hawkins

William Perfect, "To William Hawkins" in Hawkins, Shrubs of Parnassus (1776) 74.



[William Hawkins: Verses received from a genius in the country, (with whom I had some private pique) on perusing my works in manuscript.]

My sweet BILLY HAWKIN,
What argufies talking,
The grammar you put in a fright;
You own dear conceit
To you may be sweet,
To me 'tis an antidote quite.