ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
Rev. William Broome
Anonymous, "An Epigram, occasion'd by Pope's Abuse of Mr. Broome, Author of the Dissertation and Notes upon Homer" Daily Journal (2 October 1728).
Rev. William Broome:
1725: Elijah Fenton
1728: Mr. Thurston
1735: Edmund Curll
1742: Alexander Pope
1779: Rev. Vicesimus Knox
1780: Samuel Johnson
1795: Dr. Robert Anderson
1807: Robert Southey
1872: Whitwell Elwin
1882: W. J. Courthope
1913: George Saintsbury
By Pope's Applause, Broome gain'd a Critick's Fame,
And by his Envy lost the Poet's Name.
(Thus does the Moon, in feeble Radiance bright,
Eclipse the Sun, to whom she owes her Light)
How vile the Instruments which Heav'n employs,
To swell our Sorrows, or exalt our Joys!
So Rome's fam'd Capitol, devoid of Aid,
A Goose once sav'd, a Strumpet once betray'd.