1764 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

David Hume

Charles Churchill, in The Journey 1764; Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, ed. William Tooke (1804) 2:371-72.



If fashionable grown, and fond of pow'r,
With hum'rous Scots let them disport their hour;
Let them dance, fairy like, round Ossian's tomb;
Let them forge lies and histories for Hume;
Let them with Home, the very prince of verse
Make something like a tragedy in Erse....