1815 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edward Thurlow

William Henry Ireland, in Scribbleomania (1815) 71-73.



While thus thro' the regions of honour I fly,
The lays of a Thurlow salute my keen eye;
Whose numbers respectably chime on the ear,
Proclaiming his lordship — poetical peer;
Who thus greater honour bestows on his name
Than seeking of Folly the symbol to claim;
For the noble, when guided by fashion's dull rules,
His title enrols on the tablet of fools.