1779 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Bp. Robert Lowth

Presbyter, "Answer to the Epigram by G. W. published in our Chronicle of July 24" St. James's Chronicle (12 August 1779).



No Pen, with Tory Rage inspir'd,
Shall wound the Muse, that Freedom fir'd,
Or fright her to a Distance;
Not Markham's Self, that Tory-God,
Who wrote on Flesh, with bloody Rod,
His Law of Non-Resistance!