1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

X. Y., "Upon the Demise of a late Poet" St. James's Chronicle (25 May 1762).



Secure, ye Critics, of your Judgement boast!
And undisturb'd, ye Players, rant and roar:
Ch—l, at last, hath given up the Ghost:
Rejoice! Rejoice! — The Author is no more.

UPON THE SAME.
Ye hungry Bards, what Dinners have ye lost!
One Line of his, from you drew twenty Score;
Your leading Friend hath given up the Ghost:
Lament! Lament! — The Author is no more.