1769 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

George Colman

T. M., a Friend to both Houses, "The Two Magpies" St. James's Chronicle (28 October 1769).



But why all this dramatic Strife,
Ye famous Bantam Patentees?
Why Preludes, Magpies, Man and Wife,
And two contending JUBILEES!

To please the Town, at once away
With all Contention, distant Carriage;
Your Heads again together lay,
And let us have another Marriage.

* Alluding to the Clandestine Marriage, written by these Gentlemen.