1762 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

William Woty

Anonymous, in "Address of the People called the Modern Poets" Lloyd's Evening Post (5 January 1762) 14.



Should it but be your Subjects Taste
To relish Nonsense and Bombast,
"How the Wit brightens and refines
When Jem the Squire but owns the lines;"
He, Sir, (in Verse) you may rely on't,
Can raise a Pigmy to a Giant,
Each trifling object he can puff,
Nay, can immortalize your Snuff.