ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Boa, "The Snake in the Grass" The Star (22 February 1830).
1809: Henry Crabb Robinson
1813: Charlotte Dacre
1814: George Daniel
1819: Lord Byron
1852: William Jerdan
1858: Cyrus Redding
1878: Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke
1830: Horace Twiss
THE SNAKE IN THE GRASS.
The famed HORACE TWISS, that pragmatical ass,
Calls BLANDFORD'S Reform Bill a Snake in the Grass:
I'd advise him to leave such a SNAKE at his ease,
For fear he should give Wootton-Bassett a squeeze!
BLANDFORD must be mad indeed,
To think that Members should be fee'd:
Exempli gratia — look at this—
Who the devil would pay TWISS?