ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Gen. John Burgoyne
Cato-Censor, "Extempore, on two Officers accusing each other" Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (18 May 1773).
Gen. John Burgoyne:
1777: Horace Walpole
1777: W. S.
1778: John Trumbull
1778: Richard Tickell
1778: J. W.
1782: Phelim O'Blunder
1785 ca.: Lord Townsend
1787: William Hayley
1792: Simonides Pure
1801: Arthur Murphy
1854: Robert Shelton Mackenzie
1773: Gen. John Burgoyne
Says General B—e to General C—e,
'Tis a shame that by war and by slaughter you thrive,
Says General C—e to General B—e,
If it were not for both you ne'er had been one.
But reveng'd murder'd subjects by nabob's subjection;
And taught savage Indians the fate of the Black Hole
Was as fit for a nabob's as Englishman's soul.
But your character sure is as mine great and brittle,
So remember the proverb of pot and the kettle.
I've enriched my country, conquered its foes,
And gain'd my election without riot or blows.