1791 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

John Williams

Sly Boots, "An Impromptu. To Anthony Pasquin, Esq." Morning Chronicle (7 March 1791).



Pray, PASQUIN, when shall EDWIN'S Life
Arrest the public eye?
Poor Expectation's pin'd so long,
I fear the Nymph will die—

I hope when'er it comes abroad,
We shall not find it dull,
And justify that Proverb trite,
"Great cry and little Wool."