1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

Verax, "Counter-Epitaph to the Memory of the late Mr. Charles Churchill" London Chronicle (4 December 1764) 535.



Scurrility, no more! O Death, 'twas hard
To rob a Party of its favourite Bard!
But we'll submit to wail the fatal doom;
He could not place an equal in his room.