1812 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. John Wolcot

Anonymous, in "The Rejected Bards" The Satirist 11 (November 1812) 378 & n.



Infirm and aged PINDAR tries
To raise the song once more;
But satire's point all broken lies
Detested on the floor.

Dr. Wolcot, now reduced to a state of second childhood. Some catchpenny pretenders continue to usurp his name, and disgrace the Muse.