1785 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Charles Churchill

H. S., in "An Epistle to William Hayley, Esq." European Magazine 8 (November 1785) 385.



Satire with triumph boasts her Churchill's page,
But mourns his candour lost in party rage:
Poets and Peers his random arrows hit,
While Truth lies bleeding by the shaft of wit.