1759 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Woty

Tim Tickle, "To Mr. Copywell; occasion'd by reading Mr. Sipplewell's Wooden Spoon, a Parody on his Poem on Pudding. Epigram" Lloyd's Evening Post (16 March 1759) 262.



Dear Jemmy, be not in concern,
Tho' Sipplewell attempts to learn
From thee familiar strains;
For men of sense thy lays will prize,
When his bombast neglected lies,
In spite of all his pains.

Nay should'st thou thy own work degrade,
And ev'n allow the pudding bad,
His strange caprice to hit;
The wise will say — "The greedy Loon
Devour'd so much on't with his spoon
As overcharg'd his Wit."