1814 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Thomas Fitzgerald

George Daniel, in The Modern Dunciad (1814; 1815) 105-06.



And O! (what wonders we may live to see)
Think COLERIDGE, mighty SHAKSPEARE, rivals thee!
Let such dull loungers (if they rise so soon)
At dry rehearsals spend their time till noon;
To billiards stroll, or half asleep peruse
The vague abortions of FITZGERALD'S muse;
Then at ALBINA'S rout complete the yawn,
With her blue-stocking friends, and gape till morn.