1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Hume

Anonymous, "Impromptu" The Sun (27 September 1822).



Oh! Northern DAVID, philosophic Sage,
Though mild thy temper, how thou'dst fret and fume,
If thou could'st peep upon this passing age,
And know what mock'ry marks the name of HUME.

[alluding to the radical politician Joseph Hume (1777-1855)]