1789 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Anonymous, in "A Monody in the House of Commons" Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry (1789-97) 16:141-42.



When BURKE his thunder hurl'd around,
The trembling string refus'd to sound,
Th' admiring nine caress'd him:
And whilst he heaven and earth defy'd,
Smil'd on the mighty madman's pride,
Convinc'd the God possest him.