1785 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Gen. John Burgoyne

Lord Townsend, "The Retreat of the Ten Thousand" 1785 ca.; Bell's Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 16:110.



I hope your army found some means
To save our fine theatric scenes
From being maul'd and pepper'd;
Then Nova Scotia, with some grace,
May see BURGOYNE resume his place,
And act the Gentle Shepherd!