1770 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Lord Chesterfield

Anonymous, "On Lord Chesterfield visiting Mr. Walpole at Strawberry Hill" General Evening Post (1 September 1770).



The tuneful lyre that happily convey'd
To ravish'd ears the notes that Orpheus play'd,
Would prove an instrument of less delight
Than Walpole's press — if Chesterfield would write.