1787 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Ignotus, "Extempore — On Reading Peter Pindar's Odes upon Odes" St. James's Chronicle (22 March 1787).



PETER — thy Odes are not the Thing,
Altho' they're very odd!
He who'd abuse so good a King,
Wou'd satirise his God.
March 18, 1787.