1781 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Sarah Emma Spencer, "On Mr. Burke" Poetical Trifles: or, Miscellaneous Poems (1781) 21.



Ye Britons join, and give the just Applause
To noble B—E, who in Britannia's Cause
Pleads with an Eloquence almost divine:
Merit and matchless Sense in him combine.
May loyal Emulation fire each Heart,
That all like him may act a Briton's Part;
Like Him their Country's Good alone pursue,
And keep that Object ever in their view.