1802 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Jonathan Swift

Thomas Dermody, "Lines written on a Blank Leaf of Swift's Works" Poems on Various Subjects (1802) 86.



While in MOROCCO Modern Authors shine,
Pompously dull, and most absurdly fine;
While ev'n my pages own the Printer's pain,
His skill to strengthen trifles us'd in vain;
Lo! with bad type, brown paper, bound in CALF,
DEAN, DRAPIER, GULLIVER, and BICKERSTAFF!