1777 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Edmund Burke

Q., "The Patriot quelled, or the Flood freezed by a NORTH Wind: an Epigram" General Evening Post (30 January 1777).



Says F—x to B—ke, the blust'ring NORTH
At length, you see, brings something forth
That charms the RAGING FLOOD:
Our feebler Blasts are left behind,
And trust me, Edmund, Patriot-Wind
"To us will blow no good."