1766 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Christopher Anstey

Aeolus, "A Serious Address to the Author of the New Bath Guide" St. James's Chronicle (20 December 1766).



SIR,
I have just read the New Bath Guide; and the flatulent Hero, Simkin Blunderhead, as I take his name to be, has raised such a Wind in me, that unless you let me give Vent in your Paper, and discharge it (like Simkin's Thunder) upon the Author and your Readers, I shall certainly blow up.
I am, Sir, your's, &c.
AEOLUS.

Attend, immortal Bard, whoe'er thou art!
While, like poor Simkin, full of Wind, I —.