1819 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Crabbe

T. R., "To G. Crabbe, LL.B." The Sun (22 March 1819).



At Glaston's famed Abbey I've heard there's a thorn
That bursts into bloom every Christmas-day morn;
But at Trowbridge I know there's a Crab to be seen
That blossoms all year midst its leaves evergreen;
And of this wond'rous Crab something more may be said,
For a laurel immortal encircles its head!