1820 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. George Croly

Lord Byron, in Don Juan Canto 11 (1820); Poetical Works, ed. Coleridge (1898-1904) 6:444.



Sir Walter reigned before me; Moore and Campbell
Before and after; but now grown more holy,
The Muses upon Sion's hill must ramble
With poets almost clergymen, or wholly;
And Pegasus hath a psalmodic amble
Beneath the very Reverend Rowley Powley,
Who shoes the glorious animal with stilts,
A modern Ancient Pistol, — "by the hilts!"