1790 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Henry James Pye

Anonymous, "On a late Poetical Appointment" English Chronicle (5 August 1790).



Quoth Parsons, the Musical Doctor — "of yore,
Composer and Laureate were both very poor;
But now we'll live well, or I'll know the cause why,
For the King gives us sack, and now he adds — a Pye."