1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

J. D., "On the Death of the late Mr. Churchill" St. James's Chronicle (21 March 1765).



That Churchill's dead, Apocrypha, don't lie,
The British Juvenal will never die;
'Tis only now that he begins to live,
And eat that Bread which Bishops cannot give;
But though he never more should lift his Head,
Like Spanish Flies, he blisters, though he's dead.