1800 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. William Lipscomb

Richard Polwhele, in "The Visitation of the Poets" 1800; Biographical Sketches in Cornwall (1831) 2:45.



With precipitation, as if to intrench
Upon time he was sorry, Holmes rose from his bench,
And waved a large scroll! From the ruins of Greece
He declared he had rescued a fugitive piece:
But his musings, in sooth, he much wish'd to impart, on
The death of their sweetest of minstrels, Tom Warton!
And Maurice was eagerly conning his verse,
To deck the Professor's poetical hearse;
And Lipscombe, presuming, for "Inoculation"
He nigh Aganippe had gain'd a snug station,
Stepp'd forth; the fond warbler tho' Clio look'd bitter on,
And beckon'd him off to his "shade" of sweet "citron"....