1801 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Hannah More

Calliope, "Epigrammata. On the late Marriage of Dr. Crossman and Mrs. Hannah More" The Oracle (7 September 1801).



If marriage joys, and sweet connubial Life,
Increase the "knowledge" of the happy wife,
Why should we HANNAH'S alter'd state deplore?
She's now MORE "knowing" than she was before!
CALLIOPE.

Would you farther wish this subject to explore—
Who's now a WIFE in nine months may be MORE.
CALLIOPE.

The Bookworm Student may take pains,
And Learning's Mine explore;
The Pedant ransack o'er his brains,
But CROSSMAN still "knows" MORE.
CALLIOPE.
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