1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

Anonymous, "Epigram" St. James's Chronicle (15 December 1764).



Great Churchill gone! Ye Ministers rejoice,
Who conscious blush'd, or trembl'd at his Voice.
But then, once warn'd, repent ere 'tis too late,
Nor dare the Stroke of an avenging Fate.
What though he laid aside the Priestly Gown,
All will allow his Muse from Heav'n came down.