1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Horace Walpole

William Henry Ireland, in Scribbleomania (1815) 137.



In mazes monastic of Strawberry Hill,
Sir Horace first issu'd the marvellous pill;
His brain teeming hot with the chivalrous rant, O!
Engender'd the Giant, and Castle Otranto....