1797 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry James Pye

Anonymous, "Epigram. P—lt—r to P—e, on his Critique on Shenstone" Morning Chronicle (4 February 1797).



SHENSTONE, you say, which surely is unwise,
To melody could only rise:
On the same scale, ah think, dear Mister P—E,
Where would be found such bards as you and I?
Our names, I fear, my little laurel'd hero,
In that case must be sought for — under Zero.

* See Sketches, &c. by Mr. P—E.