1822 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry James Pye

Lord Byron, in "Vision of Judgment" The Liberal 1 (1822) 34.



A general bustle spread throughout the throng,
Which seem'd to hold all verse in detestation
The angels had of course enough of song
When upon service; and the generation
Of ghosts had heard too much in life, not long
Before, to profit by a new occasion;
The Monarch, mute till then exclaim'd, "What! what!
Pye come again? No more — no more of that!"