1780 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

E. P., "Written on Mr. Burke's Plan for promoting Public Oeconomy" Morning Chronicle (22 February 1780).



What! so much to give up?
—'Tis a d—n'd bitter cup!
Cries the Statesman, who lives by his gains;
May confusion now fall
On *Petitioners all,
And the Devil take BURKE for his pains!
Feb. 20, 1780.

* Those who signed the County Petitions.