1730 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Laurence Eusden

Anonymous, "An Epigram" Grub-Street Journal (24 December 1730).



When POPE display'd in pompous rhime
The reign of Dullness in our clime;
EUSDEN (quoth he) shall wear the Bays,
CIBBER be Chancellour of plays!
When EUSDEN stoop'd, alas! to fate,
CIBBER upheld alone her state:
Then for one place she gave him two;
No other way the Goddess knew
Her own out-doings to out-doe.