1800 ca. ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Anna Seward

Erasmus Darwin, 1800 ca.; E. V. Lucas, A Swan and Her Friends (1907) 19.



From Lichfield famed two giant critics come,
Tremble, yet Poets! hear them! "Fee, Fo, Fum!"
By Seward's arms the mangled Beaumont bled,
And Johnson grinds poor Shakespeare's bones for bread.