1763 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Mallet

Charles Churchill, in The Prophecy of Famine (1763); Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, ed. William Took (1804) 1:128-30.



Thence Malloch, friend alike of church and state,
Of Christ and Liberty, by grateful Fate
Rais'd to rewards, which, in a pious reign,
All daring infidels should seek in vain;
Thence simple bards, by simple prudence taught,
To this wise town by simple patrons brought,
In simple matter utter simple lays,
And take, with simple pensions, simple praise.