1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Twiss

Boa, "The Snake in the Grass" The Star (22 February 1830).



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!

ANOTHER.
BLANDFORD must be mad indeed,
To think that Members should be fee'd:
Exempli gratia — look at this—
Who the devil would pay TWISS?