1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

F., "Epitaph to the Memory of the late Mr. Charles Churchill" St. James's Chronicle (17 November 1764).



Churchill no more! O cruel death 'twas hard,
So soon to rob us of our fav'rite Bard!
We should not thus bewail the fatal doom,
Hadst thou but plac'd an equal in his room.