1768 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Glocester Ridley

Anonymous, "Answer to the Verses upon some late Publications in The St. James's Chronicle of Thursday last" St. James's Chronicle (28 April 1768).



Ridley, go on; thy Sire's great Footsteps tread;
From Falsehood's Shafts still vindicate the Dead.
Let treacherous Bl—k—n, from his gloomy Stall,
With Rancour view and envy thee thy all:
Already, smarting with the ghastly Wound,
He writhes his listless Length, and bites the Ground.
One Letter more the Coup-de-grace will give,
And shew who writes to die, and who to live.
Oxford, March 19.