1765 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Armstrong

Cuthbert Shaw, in The Race (1765; 1766) 10-11 & n.



Lur'd by a sober honest thirst for fame,
A—st—g appear'd to lay his lawful claim,
A—st—g, whose muse has taught the youth to prove
The sweet oeconomy of health and love.
But when he aw what spleen each bosom fir'd,
Forth from the field he modestly retired.

The sweet oeconomy — This gentleman has obliged the public with two poetical pieces, the one entitled, The Oeconomy of Love, the other Health — in which he has displayed great abilities, both in sentiment and diction.