1755 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Duncombe

Francis Fawkes, in "To Dr. Hawkesworth" 1755; Nichols, Select Collection of Poems (1780-82) 8:91-93.



Two Duncombes, each a poet, with me dine,
Your friends, and decent Colman, a divine:
There's room for more; so, to complete the band,
Your wife will bring fair Innocence in hand.
Should Cave want copy, let the teaser wait,
While you steal secret through the garden gate.