1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Anonymous, "Epigram" St. James's Chronicle (13 April 1786).



Generals of old,
I have been told,
Gain'd Laurel's by their fighting;
But, now a Days,
They gather Bayes,
By damn'd old Plays
New writing.