1786 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Samuel Johnson

Anonymous, "Impromptu on two late publications relating to the late celebrated Dr. Johnson" General Evening Post (4 May 1786).



The Ladies all cry — Pozz up—
The Scotsmen all cry — Bozz up—
They do not contest,
Of the two which is best,
But cry, which is worst is a — toss up.